‌ Press Releases

May 6, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Today Rockland County mourns. The loss of County Clerk Paul Piperato shows the truth in the phrase, ‘only the good die young.’ Paul was a dedicated public servant who I originally knew from the non-profit world, having gotten to know each other while serving on the ARC Rockland Foundation Board. [Read More]

May 5, 2020
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Rockland

County Executive Ed Day and County Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe both issued Proclamations declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Rockland County. Both Proclamations will be presented to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Rockland, which works with people who are living with mental illness and their families through education, support and advocacy. [Read More]

May 5, 2020
Rockland Institutes Hiring Freeze

County Executive Ed Day announced an immediate hiring freeze for all positions within Rockland County Government. This measure in the latest step taken by the County Executive to mitigate the fiscal damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]

May 4, 2020
Covid-19 Release Letters Available

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce a convenient way for residents to request a letter indicating the person is released from COVID-19 quarantine or isolation. These letters serve as confirmation that a person is no longer considered infected with or exposed to COVID-19 and may return to work or school. [Read More]

May 1, 2020
Dss to Hold Virtual Foster Care Info Session

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced that the Department of Social Services will host online foster care information sessions at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. [Read More]

April 29, 2020
Rockland County Parks to Reopen 5/1

County Executive Ed Day and the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources announce the re-opening of County Parks effective 6:00 AM, Friday, May 1, 2020, with the exception of H. Pierson Mapes Flat Rock Park in Hillburn which will remain closed for the foreseeable future. [Read More]

April 20, 2020
#youthcangetit2 Social Media Campaign Designed by and for Local Youth

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the #YouthCanGetIt2 social media campaign to highlight COVID-19 prevention methods for teens and young adults. The Rockland County Department of Health and the United Way of Rockland spearheaded the Coronavirus Youth Committee to bring together youth-serving organizations and the teens and young adults they serve. [Read More]

April 20, 2020
Health Commissioner Issues Update to Isolation Order

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce an updated ‘Commissioner’s Standing Isolation Order’ (isolation order) for mandatory isolation related to COVID-19 to separate sick people from healthy people to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. [Read More]

April 16, 2020
Rockland County is Ready

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Director of Purchasing Paul Brennan and Director of Fire and Emergency Services Chris Kear update residents on the steps being taken to keep necessary supplies coming into Rockland County. [Read More]

April 14, 2020
Close State Parks in Rockland

County Executive Ed Day wrote to Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting the closure of all State Parks within Rockland. The Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources closed all County Parks, effective 6:00 AM, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. New Jersey has also closed all State Parks and Forests to the public. [Read More]

April 13, 2020
Rockland County Business & Nonprofit Information Session

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development & Tourism Jeremy Schulman announce the 2nd informational session for Rockland Businesses and Nonprofits that will be livestreamed for viewing on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:30 AM [Read More]

April 10, 2020
Commissioner of Health Signs New Standing Quarantine Orders

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce two new ‘Commissioner’s Standing Quarantine Orders’ (precautionary and mandatory quarantine orders) related to COVID-19 to separate sick people from healthy people and prevent the spread of COVID-19. These orders also inform Healthcare Personnel (HCP) and Essential Personnel (EP) when they may return to work to help prevent staff shortages that would negatively impact the operation of healthcare facilities and essential businesses. [Read More]

April 9, 2020
Rockland Manufacturers Leading the Fight Against Covid-19

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives, our communities and our businesses, many Rockland-based manufacturers are stepping up their efforts and working together to find new and innovative ways to minimize the impact this virus is having on our public health and the economy, locally and worldwide. [Read More]

April 8, 2020
Rockland County Executive Statement on Passover and Easter

These are difficult times and as we approach the Passover and Easter holidays we must once again rise to meet the challenges we all face. I understand the joy and peace that comes when we gather with our close friends and families but this year MUST be different. [Read More]

April 6, 2020
Public Health Order Issued to Enable Enforcement of Nys Order Prohibiting Gatherings

To curtail the rapid spreading of COVID-19 in Rockland County, County Executive Ed Day has announced that Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Ruppert has issued a new Public Health Order. The Order specifies criminal penalties associated with the violation of the common-sense social distancing and gathering prohibitions set forth by New York State Executive Order 202.10. This additional route of enforcement enhances the ability of law enforcement where groups or gatherings of more than 10 people are not complying with social distancing. [Read More]

April 6, 2020
County Park Properties Closed for Foreseeable Future

New City, NY, - The Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources will be closing all County Parks, effective 6:00 AM, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, for the foreseeable future. In order to protect the public’s health and safety due to the spread of the 2019 novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources has closed all park facilities (trails, parking lots, boat ramps, restrooms, offices, playgrounds), and canceled all upcoming park events. [Read More]

April 5, 2020
Don’t Invite Covid-19 to Your Family’s Holiday Meal

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that the Governor’s Orders to use social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 are still in effect, even during the Passover (Pesach) and Easter holidays. New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, requires that all non-essential gatherings, including social events such as parties, weddings, and holiday celebrations, of individuals of any size for any reason, not including household members, are canceled or postponed. “Think twice about inviting anyone to your holiday meal except the people already living in your home. Your holiday celebration might be different this year, and that’s ok,” said Dr. Ruppert. [Read More]

April 5, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Disappointed to say the least at the Governor’s briefing today. I spent a good part of the day yesterday, in addition to this morning, having what I thought were productive conversations with his senior staff. To blame the county for, “not understanding the law” on enforcement of large gatherings pursuant to the Governor’s emergency orders when our District Attorney and Sheriff cite the New York District Attorney’s Association written opinion that there is no enforceability, who likened the language in the orders as only “helpful hints” is completely inaccurate and disingenuous as we have raised this concern before. [Read More]

April 4, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Statement from County Executive Ed Day [Read More]

April 3, 2020
Covid-19 Information for Non-health Care Employers

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert continue to inform employers in Rockland County about guidance for the end of an employees’ isolation due to COVID-19. [Read More]
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