‌ Press Releases

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]

April 19, 2019
Moody's Reaffirms Highest Short-term Rating

Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced today that Moody's Investors Service assigned Rockland's Tax Anticipation Notes (TANs) a MIG 1 rating, a clear sign that the fiscal policies he put into place are paying off for taxpayers. [Read More]

April 19, 2019
Denial of Appeal by Appellate Division Moot

Statements from County Executive Day and County Attorney Thomas Humbach Regarding Denial of Appeal by Appellate Division. [Read More]

April 16, 2019
New Commissioners Orders Issued

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health, Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert issued new Commissioner’s Orders that will be used moving forward to contain the ongoing measles outbreak. [Read More]

April 15, 2019
Free Narcan Training 4/27

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Leitzes have announced that the county will hold a Narcan training session for the public at the Rockland County Legislative Chambers. [Read More]

April 9, 2019
Rockland Announces Next Steps

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced additional steps being taken to combat the measles outbreak in Rockland County and that an appeal would be filed against last week’s decision by State Supreme Court Judge Hon. Rolf M. Thorsen that restrains the County from enforcing the Executive Order, which barred anyone under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles from public places for 30 days or until they received the MMR vaccination. [Read More]

April 9, 2019
Rockland County Executive Ed Day: We Vehemently Disagree with Judge's Order

“I absolutely do not agree with the judge’s opinion that this measles crisis does not rise to the level of an emergency, when, in fact, we are facing the longest lasting current outbreak in the nation, and the largest outbreak in New York State in 30 years,” said County Executive Ed Day. [Read More]

April 3, 2019
T.e.e.n. Works Program Accepting Applications

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer session of the T.E.E.N. Works (Teen Employment Education Network) program. [Read More]

April 3, 2019
Youth Bureau Seeks Employers

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is seeking employers from the private sector, local government, and not-for-profit agencies to participate in the 2019 Youth Employment Program. [Read More]

March 26, 2019
State of Emergency Declared

County Executive Ed Day declared a county wide State of Emergency relating to the ongoing measles outbreak. Effective at the stroke of midnight, Wednesday, March 27, anyone who is under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until this declaration expires in 30 days or until they receive the MMR vaccination. [Read More]

March 6, 2019
Seventh Annual Freedom Award Presented

Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa and the County's Veterans Service Agency Director Susan Branam presented Congers resident Angela Woods with the seventh annual Rockland County Freedom Award for her outstanding service to our nation during her 27 years of service in the United States Army. [Read More]

February 27, 2019
Union Contract Negotiations

County Executive Day Statement Regarding Union Contracts [Read More]

February 27, 2019
No West-of-hudson Fare Increase

Today the MTA Board voted to waive fare increases for Metro-North's West of Hudson rail riders, based on the ongoing poor level and quality of service that NJ TRANSIT has been providing to commuters on the Pascack Valley and Main/Bergen (Port Jervis) lines. [Read More]

February 21, 2019
Statement from County Executive Day Regarding James Elcik

Jim Elcik, a former U.S. Marshal who oversaw over 200 personnel, is more than qualified to serve as Director of Consumer Protection and Public Advocate. Mr. Elcik meets the education and experience requirements of Rockland County’s Director of Consumer Protection and Public Advocate position which exceed the minimum qualifications required per Agriculture and Markets Law/Civil Service. [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]