‌ Press Releases

July 27, 2020
Increased Rodent Activity

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert alert residents of increased rodent activity due to the recent COVID-19 restaurant and business closures. The temporary shutdown has caused an increasing need for rodents such as rats to become more aggressive in their behavior and find alternative food sources, which has led to an increase in rodent incidents in residential neighborhoods. [Read More]

July 22, 2020
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced that Rockland County will celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month with an event in August; during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7. [Read More]

July 21, 2020
Rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge After Rep. John Lewis

Rockland County Executive Ed Day digitally signed the Change.org petition to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a National Historic Landmark in Selma, AL, after the late Congressman John R. Lewis who marched across the span in March 7, 1965, as a young civil rights activist, in an effort to take a message of freedom to the segregationist Alabama Governor, George C. Wallace in Montgomery [Read More]

July 20, 2020
Protect Yourself from Ticks

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that as you spend time outside this summer, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites. [Read More]

July 16, 2020
Potential Rabies Exposure Warning

The Rockland County Department of Health is reaching out to anyone in the community that may have any knowledge of an adult female and female child that dropped off an 8-9 week old kitten at the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona on Friday, June 26, 2020. [Read More]

July 16, 2020
Review and Comment Period Open for Grassy Point Road Bridge in Haverstraw

Highway Superintendent Charles “Skip” Vezzetti announced that public review and comment for the Federally funded $2 million Grassy Point Road Bridge Replacement Project is open. In lieu of a typical public information meeting and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project plans are available for review online and in-person at the Rockland County Highway Department. Public input will be accepted through Friday, August 7, 2020. [Read More]

July 13, 2020
Child Care Subsidy Program Accepting Applications

– Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Department of Social Services Commissioner Joan Silvestri announce that the Rockland County Department of Social Services Child Care Subsidy program is open and accepting applications for low income Rockland households. [Read More]

July 13, 2020
Free Drive-thru Rabies Vaccination Clinic 7-19

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today announced that free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for cats, dogs, and ferrets on Sunday, July 19, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemen's Memorial Drive in Pomona. No appointment is needed. [Read More]

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]
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