‌ Press Releases

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]

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]

October 7, 2020
Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day

Earlier today I spoke directly with Governor Cuomo about the increase in COVID-19 case numbers within Rockland County. We discussed possible strategies that would slow and stop the spread of this deadly disease and the hurdles we face in local enforcement of his Executive Orders. I greatly appreciate his willingness to work together and appreciate today’s conversation and all the conversations we have had with his staff and municipal, community and religious leaders the past few months. It is only by working together that we will bring this outbreak to a halt once again. [Read More]

October 6, 2020
Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument Groundbreaking

County Executive Ed Day and Human Rights Commissioner Constance Frazier hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Rockland County Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument with community members at Dutch Garden, 37 South Main Street in New City. [Read More]

October 2, 2020
Health Department Offers Second Flu Vaccine Clinic Friday, October 16, from 10 Am – 2 Pm in Pomona

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Health Department has scheduled a second flu (influenza virus) vaccine clinic for the 2020-2021 flu season. This clinic is for everyone 6 months and older, and will be held on Friday, October 16, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Center, in the parking lot in front of Building F, which is located at 50 Sanatorium Road in Pomona. The clinic is a drive-up for those arriving in vehicles or a walk-up for those arriving by public bus. In order to receive a flu vaccine, everyone must wear a mask. [Read More]

September 28, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

We are in continuous discussions with NYS and the Governor’s Office regarding what they can do to support our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 locally. I thank NYS for sending additional testing machines and test kits to local providers. Increasing testing will help identify how serious the local situation is while allowing our contact tracing program to warn those who may have been exposed to take protective action, we continue to urge complete compliance with these efforts. [Read More]

September 25, 2020
Potential Covid-19 Exposure

The Rockland County Department of Health has been notified that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended three separate Spanish language masses at the Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Church, located at 384 New Hempstead Road in New City during their infectious period. [Read More]

September 23, 2020
County Executive’s Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Announced

County Executive Ed Day and the Division of Environmental Resources presented the 23rd County Executive’s Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award to Haverstraw resident Tim Sanders during a ceremony at Kennedy Dells County Park in New City. Tim has worked for several years on the American Eel Project at the Minisceongo Creek in West Haverstraw. [Read More]

September 21, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

The untimely deaths this morning of two William P. Faist Volunteer Ambulance Corps members is extremely difficult to bear. I join with all of Rockland in mourning 1st Lt. Supply Officer Moshe Herzog and EMT David Schneebalg who served our community as dedicated volunteers. The loss of these young men is devastating, but their service to our community will not soon be forgotten. [Read More]

September 21, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is an extremely difficult loss. Justice Ginsberg dedicated her life to our rights, our democracy, and our nation. As the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, she lit the way for many young women and showed us all what was possible. She courageously fought for the ideals she believed in until her final breath. Justice Ginsberg will long be remembered as a hero and champion who never stopped fighting. May she rest in peace. [Read More]

September 15, 2020
Active Case Map Added to Covid-19 Dashboard

County Executive Ed Day announced the addition of an Active Case Map to the County’s COVID-19 Map Dashboard. The new Map will show active cases based on zip code which consist of confirmed positive results dated within the last two weeks that have been reported to the Rockland County Department of Health. The Active Case Map will be updated during the week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. [Read More]

September 11, 2020
Rockland County Marks September 11th Anniversary

– County Executive Ed Day and other local officials joined family members and residents to remember the people of Rockland County who were killed 19 years ago in the September 11th terror attacks. [Read More]

September 10, 2020
New Element Added to Rockland Hotel Scene

County Executive Ed Day announced the opening of the first new hotel in Rockland in seven years. The Element by Westin is located at 90 Spring Valley Marketplace and has already started taking reservations for its 87-room inventory ahead of tomorrow’s soft opening. [Read More]

September 2, 2020
Statement: Legislative Inaction Puts Hundreds of Jobs at Risk

I am extremely disappointed by last night’s complete lack of action by the Democratic Majority members of the Rockland County Legislature. Their vote of disapproval on the financial plan we submitted now puts at risk hundreds of County employees jobs and raises the specter of a double-digit property tax increase. Passage of my plan would have likely resulted in a 2021 County Budget with no layoffs and no property tax increase, but these are the dire alternatives we now face because of their vote and lack of action. [Read More]

September 1, 2020
Child Care Subsidy Program Accepting Applications

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

August 26, 2020
Eliminating West of Hudson Mta Service Would Be Catastrophic

Joint Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Rockland’s MTA Board Member Frank Borelli [Read More]
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