July 8, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day - Mall Reopening Date

We are pleased that the Governor has finally set a date for malls to be allowed to reopen. Continuing to subject the hundreds of small businesses that operate within the Palisades Center and elsewhere around New York State to unfair and unnecessary regulation would have had devastating economic consequences. [Read More]

July 1, 2020
Covid-19 Cluster Announced

Speaking during a previously scheduled Fireworks Safety Demonstration County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urged residents to comply with the Department of Health’s contact tracing efforts and threatened those who do not comply with subpoenas and $2,000 per day fines. [Read More]

June 22, 2020
Rockland County to Enter Phase 3

County Executive Ed Day discussed the Mid-Hudson Region and Rockland County entering Phase 3 of the NY Forward Reopening plan on Tuesday, June 23rd. Phase 3 includes the lifting of the requirement for governments in NY to operate with a limit of 50% of staff on site; restaurants can resume indoor seating at up to 50% of their capacity and spas, nail salons and massage parlors can reopen. [Read More]

June 18, 2020
Request to Gov - Mid-hudson Region Should Enter Phase 3 Tomorrow 6/19

The County Executives of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland Counties have written to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting that the Mid-Hudson Region enter Phase 3 of the NY Forward reopening plan tomorrow, Friday, June 19, 2020. [Read More]

June 16, 2020
Rock Gov – Face Cov

Once again, Rockland County will be distributing free protective face masks to small businesses and nonprofits under the “ROCK GOV – FACE COV” Program on Friday, June 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. IMPORTANT NOTE: Face masks will only be available to the first 100 respondents who submit their online request [Read More]

June 11, 2020
Health Department Offers Free Mosquito Dunks

To help County residents reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the availability of free Mosquito Dunks for the 2020 Season. [Read More]

June 11, 2020
Nys Senate Confirms Rockland Mta Board Member

Rockland County Executive Ed Day has announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Borelli, Jr. of Clarkstown as the Rockland County representative to the MTA Board. The New York State Senate confirmed Mr. Borelli's appointment during yesterday's session. [Read More]

June 9, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Environmental Health

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the latest update to the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series, which highlights local COVID-19 public health efforts that are keeping our community safe. The series highlights county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

June 5, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Office for the Aging

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the latest update to the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series, which highlights local COVID-19 public health efforts that are keeping our community safe. The series highlights county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

June 4, 2020
Rockland Launches Unpause Dashboard

County Executive Ed Day, Acting Commissioner of the Departments of Planning and Public Transportation Doug Schuetz and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced the launch of the Rockland County UnPause Dashboard. This new dashboard tracks the seven metrics used by New York State to determine reopening status as part of the NY Forward plan. [Read More]

June 4, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, I met virtually with a working group of local religious leaders, law enforcement and other community leaders. We discussed their concerns about a statement I made which was in reference to specific threats made on social media against Rockland County. I recognize that this statement, while meant to be reassuring, caused additional fear and anxiety in local communities of color that were already on edge. [Read More]

June 2, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Youth Bureau

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the latest update to the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series, which highlights local COVID-19 public health efforts that are keeping our community safe. The series highlights county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

June 1, 2020
Statement from Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Laura Carbone

Please be advised that 11 of the COVID-19 related deaths being added to the total on the Rockland County Coronavirus Dashboard this afternoon took place 1-2 months ago and DO NOT indicate any recent/current increased death rate trend. The delay in counting them is due to the fact that the Rockland County Medical Examiner’s Office just received death certificates for these prior deaths which had not been previously reported to us. [Read More]

May 30, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

We have collectively, once again, borne witness to a heartbreaking event. As a 20-plus year member of law enforcement who has had command responsibility, I can find no rationale at all for the type of force that was used and for the length of time it was deployed. What happened in Minneapolis is far beyond what is acceptable. The responsibility for this act lies not only with former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin but with the officers who were with him and allowed this to take place. [Read More]

May 28, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Wic Program

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the latest update to the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series, which highlights local COVID-19 public health efforts that are keeping our community safe. The series highlights county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

May 28, 2020
Rock Gov – Face Cov Program Announced

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Director of Economic Development and Tourism Jeremy Schulman, Director of Purchasing Paul J. Brennan and Director of Fire and Emergency Services Chris Kear announce the “ROCK GOV – FACE COV” Program, which will provide protective face masks to small businesses and nonprofits in Rockland County to assist with reopening and sustaining business operations. [Read More]

May 26, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Public Transportation

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the latest update to the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series, which highlights local COVID-19 public health efforts that are keeping our community safe. The series highlights county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

May 23, 2020
Mid-hudson Region to Enter Phase 1 of Ny Forward Plan on Tuesday 5/26

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Jeremy Schulman announce that Rockland County and the Mid-Hudson Region will enter Phase 1 of the NY Forward Reopening plan on Tuesday, May 26. [Read More]

May 22, 2020
Commissioner’s Order Prohibiting Gatherings of More Than 10 Individuals – Discontinued

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the discontinuation of Order No. 2020-0016S “Commissioner’s Second Standing Order Prohibiting Gatherings of More Than 10 Individuals.” The Order enhanced the enforcement ability of law enforcement and the Health Department where groups or gatherings of more than 10 people were not complying with social distancing. The discontinued Order is attached for reference. [Read More]

May 22, 2020
Ems Workers Honored for Service

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert acknowledged local emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners for their outstanding contributions to the community. The County's annual EMS Awards Ceremony normally held at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]
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