January 17, 2020
Volunteers Needed for Point in Time Count

The Rockland County Continuum of Care is looking for volunteers to assist with the upcoming Point in Time Count and for volunteer service providers such as barbers, hairdressers, nail technicians, physicians or any provider which is willing to provide a service to homeless individuals that come in for the count. Volunteers are needed both to assist with the Count itself and to provide services. [Read More]

January 17, 2020
Protect Yourself and Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urge residents to protect themselves from the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO). It is a poisonous gas known as the 'silent killer' since you can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Carbon monoxide can come from anything that burns fuels, especially if it is not used or vented in the right way. Examples include furnaces, wood stoves, kerosene heaters, generators, gas-powered home appliances, gas-powered tools, gas and charcoal grills, and cars and trucks. [Read More]

January 15, 2020
Help Students and School Employees Stay Healthy

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the New Norms for Healthy Schools training series organized by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition. In the coming months, the Department will co-sponsor the series which offers several free professional development opportunities for educators and the community-at-large to learn more about school-based physical activity and nutrition, wellness policies, mental health, and school employee wellness programs. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions will take place from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Rockland BOCES Conference Center, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY. Detailed descriptions and links for pre-registration are available through the Rockland Teachers’ Center website, http://bit.ly/2Fgxaq7. [Read More]

January 15, 2020
Rabies Warning

The Rockland County Department of Health requests that anyone in the community that may have any knowledge of a male who was bitten by a raccoon over this past weekend at Kakiat Park in Suffern, NY, contact the Department of Health at 845-364-2594 or the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office at 845-638-5400. [Read More]

January 14, 2020
12 Quit Smoking Tips in the New Year

Make quitting smoking your New Year’s resolution. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want you to follow these tips from the Health Department's Put It Out Rockland Quit Smoking Program to help you quit in the New Year: [Read More]

January 9, 2020
Human Rights Strategy Announced

Rockland Commissioner on Human Rights Constance Frazier, members of the Rockland County Human Rights Commission and County Executive Ed Day shared the details of a comprehensive Human Rights Strategy at the Allison-Parris Office Building in New City. [Read More]

January 8, 2020
Be a Healthier You in 2020

Do you have a chronic health concern that is stopping you from living your life to its fullest? Do you have concerns about falling? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert recommend that you take one of the following workshop series to help you reach your goal of living a healthier lifestyle. [Read More]

January 6, 2020
Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and encourage you to start the year off right by contacting your health care provider to make sure you are up-to-date with your cervical cancer screening (checking your body for cancer before you have symptoms). [Read More]

January 3, 2020
Statement Regarding Indictment of Grafton Thomas

Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day Regarding Indictment of Grafton Thomas [Read More]

January 3, 2020
Free Radon Test Kits Available for Eligible Residents

January is National Radon Action Month - Test Your Home. Protect Your Health [Read More]

December 18, 2019
Health Department Offers Snow and Cold Weather Safety Tips

With very cold weather in the forecast, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advise residents to take common-sense steps to protect your health and safety: [Read More]

December 13, 2019
Flu Now Widespread in New York State

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that the New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, has declared that influenza (flu) is now widespread in New York, with many flu cases reported in Rockland County. [Read More]

December 12, 2019
Flu Now Widespread in New York State

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that the New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, has declared that influenza (flu) is now widespread in New York, with many flu cases reported in Rockland County. [Read More]

December 9, 2019
County Executive Signs Amended 2020 Rc Budget

County Executive Ed Day signed the Resolution adopting Rockland County’s 2020 Budget which contained amendments from the Legislature. These amendments did not result in any additional increase in taxes from the County Executive’s Proposed Budget. The Budget was adopted by a 15-2, bipartisan vote of the Legislature on Tuesday, December 3. [Read More]

December 2, 2019
Winter Weather Advisory

County Executive Ed Day and Highway Superintendent Charles "Skip" Vezzetti remind residents to stay safe and stay off the roads, if possible, during today's Winter Storm. [Read More]

November 27, 2019
Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Sheriff Louis Falco, STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Berger and local law enforcement agencies announced Rockland County’s participation in the Statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Crackdown Enforcement Effort. Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. [Read More]

November 25, 2019
Spread Holiday Cheer, Not the Flu, This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, take time to get yourself and your family an important gift of health: the flu vaccine. During National Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Week, December 1st - 7th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that the best way to prevent the flu, and its complications, is by getting the flu vaccine each year. The Health Department will be giving the flu vaccine on Fridays, beginning December 13th to March 27th, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, by appointment only. Call (845) 364-2534 for more information and to make an appointment. You can also check with your doctor and your child's doctor or visit www.flu.gov to find flu vaccine clinics in our area. [Read More]

November 22, 2019
Youth Bureau Seeking Candidates for Nys Youth Council

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is accepting applications from youth who want to serve on the New York State Youth Council. First announced in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address this past January, the Youth Council will increase participatory democracy by involving 62 young people – one from each New York State county – to advise the Governor and state and local policy makers on key issues facing young people and on outreach and communication strategies. [Read More]

November 22, 2019
3rd Annual Dss Toy and Clothing Drive

Hoping to spread holiday spirit to all of Rockland County’s foster children and children served by the Department of Social Services (DSS), Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner Joan Silvestri of DSS announced that the County will be accepting new, unwrapped toys, gifts and clothing during its 3rd Annual Toy and Clothing Drive to begin November 25th. [Read More]

November 21, 2019
Rockland Office for the Aging Awarded $100,000 Grant

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul presented Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of the Rockland County Office for the Aging (RCOFA) Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo with the New York State Office for the Aging’s (NYSOFA) Age-Friendly Planning Grant and the designation of an Age-Friendly Center of Excellence. The $100,000 grant will be used to develop and improve Rockland’s Age-Friendly and Livable Communities. [Read More]
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