‌ Press Releases

July 2, 2019
Plan in Place for July 4th

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann announced preparations were underway for the upcoming July 4th holiday at Rockland Lake State Park. [Read More]

July 1, 2019
Consumer Protection Impound

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Consumer Protection Jim Elcik announced the impounding of an unlicensed landscaper’s tools and equipment. The Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection has received numerous complaints from licensed professionals in the landscaping trade concerning unlicensed landscapers within the county. [Read More]

June 25, 2019
State of Emergency Renewed

County Executive Ed Day issued a fourth declaration of a local State of Emergency (see attached), renewing the third declaration that was due to expire at 11:59 pm, Monday, June 24, 2019. The renewed State of Emergency takes effect at 12:00 am, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, and will remain in effect until 11:59 pm, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. [Read More]

June 24, 2019
Shared Space Initiative Announced

County Executive Ed Day, members of the Rockland County Legislature and local non-profit organizations came together in the Lobby of Building A at the Robert Yeager Health Complex in Pomona to announce the new Rockland County Shared Space Initiative. This new initiative is a way to streamline the delivery of services to residents and save taxpayer dollars by providing non-profits space within county buildings. [Read More]

June 24, 2019
Statement: Denial of Parole for Richard Mccain

Statement from County Executive Ed Day Regarding Denial of Parole for Richard McCain [Read More]

June 13, 2019
Passage of Bill Eliminating Non-medical Exemptions to Vaccination

Passage of Bill Eliminating Non-Medical Exemptions to Vaccination [Read More]

June 12, 2019
Damaris Trinidad Presented with First Veteran Pride Award

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Veteran Service Agency Director Susan Branam presented the first ever Veteran Pride Award to U.S. Navy Veteran Damaris Trinidad. The Veteran Pride Award is presented to recognize distinguished LGBTQ former service members who empower the next generation of military veterans to continue to serve beyond their time in uniform. [Read More]

June 12, 2019
Upgraded Bond Ratings from S&p and Moody's

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Finance Stephen DeGroat announced today that Standard and Poor's (S&P) increased Rockland's long-term bond rating while Moody’s Investors Service increased the rating to Rockland’s Various Purposes Bonds and Refunding Bonds and reaffirmed the County’s long-term bond rating. [Read More]

June 4, 2019
Csea Contract Ratified

County Executive Ed Day is pleased to announce that the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) union has voted to ratify a tentative contract with the County. [Read More]

June 4, 2019
Day Names New Dir. of the Office for People with Disabilities

Rockland County Executive Ed Day named Jacki Scott as his choice for Director of the newly restored Office for People with Disabilities. [Read More]

May 31, 2019
Day Names New Dir. of Economic Dev. and Tourism

Rockland County Executive Ed Day named Jeremy Schulman as his choice for Director of Economic Development and Tourism. [Read More]

May 28, 2019
State of Emergency Renewed

County Executive Ed Day issued a third declaration of a local State of Emergency (see attached), renewing the second declaration that was due to expire at 11:59 pm, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The renewed State of Emergency took effect at 12:00 am, May 26, 2019, and will remain in effect until 11:59 pm, June 24, 2019. [Read More]

May 28, 2019
Ram Contract Ratified

County Executive Ed Day is pleased to announce that the Rockland Association of Management (RAM) Union has ratified a tentative contract with the County. [Read More]

May 20, 2019
County Executive Day Requests Federal Government Intervention

Rockland County Executive Ed Day wrote to President Donald Trump requesting that an Executive Order be issued or laws be passed to require that visitors from other countries present certification of appropriate immunization before being allowed entry to the United States. [Read More]

May 16, 2019
Suicide Awareness Poster Contest Winner Announced

County Executive Ed Day, Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Leitzes and Rockland Community College President Dr. Michael Baston announced the winner of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Poster Contest. A dozen students taking Graphic Design at Rockland Community College with professor Eileen MacAvery Kane were asked to complete posters highlighting the #BeThe1To Campaign. This campaign is designed to educate residents that anyone can help keep a person safe from suicide. [Read More]

May 14, 2019
Statement: Leaders Speak out Against Anti-vaccination Information Session

Joint Statement from County Executive Ed Day, Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht, Rabbi Chaim Schabes Regarding Anti-Vaccination Information Session [Read More]

May 10, 2019
Positions Still Available for Summer 2019 Conservation Corps Program

County Executive Ed Day announced that the Rockland County Youth Bureau is continuing to accept applications for the 2019 Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC), until the last few positions are filled. [Read More]

May 2, 2019
Village of New Square Collaborates to End Measles Outbreak

Village of New Square Mayor Israel Spitzer issues press release regarding the collaborative efforts that have been taken by the Village, the Rockland County Department of Health and the County Executive’s Office to combat the ongoing measles outbreak in Rockland. [Read More]

April 25, 2019
State of Emergency Renewed

County Executive Ed Day issued a second declaration of a local State of Emergency (see attached), renewing the original declaration that was due to expire at 11:59 pm, Thursday, April 25, 2019. [Read More]

April 24, 2019
2019 Outstanding Environmental Award Winner

County Executive Ed Day presented the 22nd County Executive’s Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award to New City resident Margie Turrin during a ceremony at Kennedy Dells County Park in New City. Margie has led the fight to protect our environment through her work on the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance and is helping prepare for the future as a member of the Rockland County Water Task Force. [Read More]

March 15, 2019
Rockland County Response to Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Rockland County Response to Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand [Read More]

March 15, 2019
Statement: Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Statement from County Executive Day Regarding the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana [Read More]

December 19, 2018
Rockland County Board of Health Issues Fines to Non-compliant Schools

County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced fines totaling over $70,000 to nine schools that did not comply with the Health Commissioner’s order to keep un- or under-vaccinated students home from school and provide vaccination and attendance records to the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) during the measles outbreak. [Read More]

December 19, 2018
Rockland County Receives $4.2 Million in Regional Economic Development Awards

Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced today that the county has been awarded almost $4.2 million in state grants for economic development. The awards made in Rockland County include funds to expand private businesses, revitalize communities and encourage tourism. [Read More]

December 18, 2018
Key to the County Awarded to Katelyn Tuohy

During a ceremony in the Library of North Rockland High School in Thiells, NY, County Executive Ed Day presented North Rockland High School student athlete Katelyn Tuohy with the Key to the County Award [Read More]