‌ Press Releases

March 1, 2021
Partnership to Vaccinate Seniors

Refuah Health Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and the Rockland County Office for the Aging partnered to vaccinate 280 seniors from the Office the Aging’s Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist [Read More]

February 26, 2021
Key to the County Awarded

During a ceremony in the Allison-Parris County Office Building Rockland County Executive Ed Day presented Dr. Frances Pratt with the Key to the County Award. The Key is presented to a person for engaging in selfless acts of service, leadership, or fellowship in the community [Read More]

February 26, 2021
Private Well Lookup Tool Created

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert and County Legislator Harriet Cornell announce a new web app to determine whether a resident’s private well is within ¼ mile of a point where Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) have been detected. [Read More]

February 24, 2021
Emergency Operations Center Activated

County Executive Ed Day, Office for the Aging Director Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo and Office of Fire and Emergency Services Director Chris Kear announced the activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist in managing the Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist. [Read More]

February 23, 2021
Free Crisis Counseling Available

County Executive Ed Day and the Department of Mental Health’s Acting Commissioner Susan Hoerter, D.O. are pleased to announce the operation of Project Hope. Project Hope is a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) funded program operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health in conjunction with Astor Services for Children and Families and MHA of Westchester. [Read More]

February 22, 2021
Proposed Agency Plan for Police Reform and Reinvention Posted

Pursuant to State of New York Executive Order 203, Rockland County Executive Edwin J. Day, and Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco III jointly present the Proposed Agency Plan for Police Reform and Reinvention Regarding the Rockland County Sheriff’s Patrol. The draft Plan is now available to the public for review and comment. [Read More]

February 18, 2021
Rockland County Welcomes Hyatt, Joie De Vivre Brand to the Neighborhood

County Executive Ed Day and Economic Development and Tourism Director Jeremy Schulman today announced that the well-known Time Hotel located at 400 High Street in Nyack will be rebranded as the first Hyatt Joie de Vivre property in the state outside of New York City and renamed Hotel Nyack. [Read More]

February 4, 2021
Rockland Ppe Manufacturer Receives $800,000 Nys Grant Award

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Economic Development and Tourism Director Jeremy Schulman today announced that Aero Healthcare US LLC, a global healthcare manufacturer and distributor located in Valley Cottage, is one of five New York companies to receive $2 million in the most recent round of state support to produce needed supplies in combating COVID-19. [Read More]

February 1, 2021
Rockland County Executive Ed Day to Lift State of Emergency

The State of Emergency banning travel on all county and local roads for all but essential business which was issued by Rockland County Executive Ed Day and became effective 6:00 AM, Monday, February 1, 2021, will be lifted at 7:00 AM, Tuesday, February 2, 2021. [Read More]

February 1, 2021
Rockland County Executive Ed Day Declares State of Emergency

Rockland County Executive Ed Day tonight issued a State of Emergency ahead of the snow storm, banning travel on all county and local roads for all but essential business (as detailed below) beginning 6:00 AM, Monday, February 1, 2021. [Read More]

January 28, 2021
Rockland No. 21 on Epa’s Top 30 List of Green Power Users

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Purchasing Director Paul Brennan announced today that Rockland County has been listed as No. 21 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Top 30 Local Government list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). [Read More]

January 19, 2021
Letter to Pfizer - Requests Rockland Receive Fair Share of Any Vaccine Sold Directly to Nys

County Executive Ed Day submitted a letter to Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla. The letter is attached. [Read More]

January 10, 2021
Rockland County Department of Health Pauses Vaccinations - Nys Unable to Supply Additional Vaccine

County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert and the Rockland County Department of Health announce the temporary halt of COVID-19 vaccinations at the POD (Point of Dispensing) location in Pomona due to a lack of vaccine. The Rockland County Department of Health received 1,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 5th and had administered every dose by the close of business Friday, January 8th. [Read More]

January 6, 2021
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

The scenes playing out today in our nation’s Capital are disturbing to say the least and call into question the very values we hold most dear. Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, Independent, Libertarian; no matter your views we are all one family, and we must not forget that. [Read More]

January 5, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives at County Department of Health

County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert will discuss the arrival of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Department of Health and the plan to begin vaccinating individuals eligible under the NYS Phased Vaccination program. [Read More]

December 21, 2020
County Executive Day Signs “best Value” Local Law

Rockland County Executive Ed Day signed the Local Law authorizing the use of “Best Value Award Methodology” for purchase contracts on Monday, December 21, 2020, with Risa Hoag, President of the Rockland Business Women’s Network in attendance. The Rockland County Legislature passed the Law during their Tuesday, December 15, 2020, meeting. [Read More]

December 16, 2020
Mta Board Rep Calls for Preservation of Rail Service and Equity for Rockland Residents

Rockland County's MTA Board representative Frank Borelli delivered a statement during today's MTA Board Meeting prior to the Board's vote on the Authority's 2021 Budget. Commissioner Borelli was nominated by Rockland County Executive Ed Day and has served on the Board since the Governor appointed him to the Board and the NYS Senate confirmed his appointment in June. [Read More]

December 15, 2020
Winter Weather Advisory

County Executive Ed Day and Superintendent of Highways Charles “Skip” Vezzetti warn residents to take precautions ahead of the winter storm forecast to hit Rockland starting the evening of Wednesday, December 16th [Read More]

December 14, 2020
Children’s Care Team Announced

Children’s CARE Team Announced [Read More]

December 14, 2020
Bipartisan Coalition Speaks Against Mta's Potential West-of-hudson Service Elimination

Rockland and Orange County Executives join forces with bipartisan coalition of Senate and Assembly members against MTA's Potential Elimination of West-of-Hudson Rail Service [Read More]

December 9, 2020
County Executive Day Vetoes Several Legislative Budget Amendments

County Executive Ed Day used his line-item veto power to veto several changes made to his 2021 Proposed County Budget by the County Legislature [Read More]

December 2, 2020
Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day Regarding Proposed 2021 Budget

Late this afternoon my administration was informed of the finalized health insurance rates from New York State’s Empire Plan for 2021. Historically health insurance rates are provided by the Empire Plan during the summer months. [Read More]

November 28, 2020
School Testing Sites Announced - One Week of Coordinated Testing to Begin

The Rockland County Department of Health has partnered with Good Samaritan Hospital to provide one-week of testing for school districts within Rockland's Yellow Zone, beginning Monday, November 30th. Schools within the Yellow Zone are required to test 20% of students, faculty, and staff over the two-week period immediately following the announcement of a Yellow Zone designation in order to stay open for in-person instruction. School districts have until December 9, 2020 to meet this initial requirement [Read More]

November 25, 2020
Annual Toy and Clothing Drive Begins

It’s that time of year again and we are hoping to spread holiday spirit to all of Rockland County’s foster children and children served by the Department of Social Services (DSS), Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner Joan Silvestri of DSS announced that the County will be accepting new, unwrapped toys, gifts and clothing during its 4th Annual Toy and Clothing Drive which begins today, Wednesday, November 25th. [Read More]

November 24, 2020
Construction to Begin on County Ems Memorial

County Executive Ed Day, Director of Fire and Emergency Services Chris Kear and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced that work is beginning on the Rockland County EMS Memorial. Kyle Eng, a Clarkstown High School South Senior and Life Scout with Troop 2097 in New City will construct the Memorial as his Boy Scout Eagle Project. [Read More]

November 24, 2020
Celebrate the Holidays Safely

County Executive Ed Day and Rockland County STOP-DWI & Traffic Safety Coordinator Dan Weisberg remind residents to celebrate safely this holiday season. This year the holiday season is unlike any other as the focus is on the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while holiday travel and gatherings may be curtailed, we must be ever cognizant of the dangers associated with driving while one’s ability is impaired by the use of alcohol and/or drugs. [Read More]

November 23, 2020
Help Paying Heating Bills Available

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced that Rockland County families with low incomes can apply for grants to help pay for their heating bills under New York State's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). [Read More]

November 19, 2020
Mta Budget Proposal Response Statement

By including the elimination of West of Hudson rail service in their Budget Proposal released yesterday, MTA has made it clear they have zero regard for Rockland County's status as the most underserved member of the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District. Further, the MTA’s decision to not mention the proposed elimination of service in either their presentation to the Board or their press release is yet another example of how little they care for West of Hudson commuters. [Read More]

November 18, 2020
Rockland Transitions Additional Staff to Remote Operation

County Executive Ed Day announced that, in light of increasing COVID-19 case numbers throughout Rockland, additional staff from designated departments will, effective Friday, November 20, 2020, work remotely to ensure the continuation of critical governmental services. [Read More]

November 17, 2020
Health Department Alerts Residents of Potential Coronavirus (covid-19) Exposures

The Rockland County Department of Health has been notified that a staff person at St. Francis of Assisi in West Nyack (128 Parrott Rd, West Nyack, NY 10994) tested positive for COVID-19 and was at the following masses during their infectious period: [Read More]

November 17, 2020
Proposed 2021 Budget Gets Clean Bill of Health from Nys Comptroller

The New York State Comptroller's Office has given its approval to County Executive Ed Day’s 2021 Proposed Budget. The New York State Comptroller’s Office reviewed the proposed $721.7 million 2021 spending plan, which matches the New York State property tax cap while avoiding layoffs. [Read More]

November 12, 2020
Rockland County Announces Opening of New Monsey Park & Ride Facility

County Executive Ed Day and the Rockland County Department of Public Transportation have announced the opening of the County’s newest commuter parking facility. The new Monsey Park & Ride Facility is now open at the intersection of Route 59 and Saddle River Road (County Route 73) in Monsey. The new facility replaces the leased facility at the former Route 59 drive-in theatre site. Parking is free of charge and no permit is required. The lot is accessible from Route 59 at the new Friedman Way entrance (next to Key Bank) or from Saddle River Road at the new Baron Court entrance (across from Monsey Glen Park). [Read More]

November 5, 2020
Rockland County Goes 100% Green on Electricity

County Executive Ed Day and Purchasing Director Paul Brennan announced today that the County of Rockland, the Rockland County Sewer District No. 1, Rockland Community College and the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority have awarded a contract to provide 100% green/renewable electricity to each agency over the next three years. The County Purchasing Division managed a Cooperative Bidding process on behalf of the agencies and aggregated each agency’s demand to obtain more competitive pricing. [Read More]

October 30, 2020
The Warming Center is Ready for Guests

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced the opening of the Rockland County Warming Center. Catholic Charities will once again be operating the Warming Center for homeless single adults at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. [Read More]

October 27, 2020
Seeing the Big Picture - Reinventing Rockland Retail

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Jeremy Schulman announced that RTL Nanuet, owners of the former Macy’s store located next to the Shops at Nanuet, has been approved to operate as Rockland’s 5th NYS Qualified Film Production Facility (QFP) under the regulations governed by the Empire State Film Production Tax Credit Program. [Read More]
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