‌ Press Releases

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]

October 26, 2020
Rockland County is Looking for Foster Families

Each November, staff from the Rockland County Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Children’s Services Unit, join with local Wendy’s locations to celebrate National Adoption Month and to increase awareness of the need for foster families. This will be the ninth year in a row that Wendy’s in Nanuet and West Haverstraw will be collaborating with Rockland County DSS. [Read More]

October 22, 2020
County Executive Submits Comments on Thruway Authority’s Proposed Toll Increases

County Executive Ed Day submitted comments to the New York State Thruway Authority requesting a significantly lower rate for the Resident Discount Program, a toll discount for commercial vehicles registered in Rockland and that a Transit Fund be created with proceeds of the bridge toll revenue for transit capital improvements between Rockland and Westchester. [Read More]

October 15, 2020
Commissioner of Health Signs Face Covering Order for All Educational Institutions, Childcare Programs and School Buses

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce a new Commissioner’s Standing Order related to COVID-19. This order requires that all educational institutions, childcare programs and school transportation companies, as detailed in the attached Order, are responsible to require and ensure that all children and students over age two cover their noses and mouths with acceptable face coverings at all times, other than during approved mask breaks where students can maintain social distancing. [Read More]

October 14, 2020
Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day

Rockland County Government has been and continues to be fully in support of the Governor’s New York State Police Enforcement Task Force. I spoke with the Governor by phone last night, and we both understand where the true lack of enforcement and support of the Governor’s Orders is occurring. The Town of Ramapo and Village of Spring Valley have outright refused to step up and protect their residents and the residents of our County. [Read More]

October 8, 2020
Statement from the Office of County Executive Ed Day

The Office of the Rockland County Executive announced that County Executive Ed Day has successfully undergone surgery on his right shoulder at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. The procedure repaired damage to the distal tendon, long head of the biceps tendon and the subscapularis muscle. The shoulder had been operated on twice previously, first in 1995 after an on the job injury with the NYPD and second in 2003 after a fall. [Read More]

October 7, 2020
Update on Governor Cuomo’s Cluster Action Initiative

County Executive Ed Day announced that the Governor’s Cluster restrictions will take effect at 12:01 AM, Friday, October 9, 2020. [Read More]
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