‌ Press Releases

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]

April 1, 2020
Statement Re: Enforcement of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders

Statement from County Executive Ed Day Regarding the Enforcement of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders [Read More]

March 30, 2020
Statement on the Passing of Josef Neumann

Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day on the Passing of Josef Neumann [Read More]

March 27, 2020
New Way to Apply for Sba Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development & Tourism Jeremy Schulman alert businesses to an additional way to apply for funding through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. [Read More]

March 27, 2020
Stay Home, Save Lives

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert continue to warn residents of the widespread confirmation of COVID-19 in our county. The cases are rising dramatically each day, and it is expected this trend will continue. Currently, there are 1694 reported positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. We are reporting the 8th death within Rockland County due to COVID-19. The death occurred on March, 26, 2020. The decedent was 71 years old and had other significant health problems. The total number of deaths in Rockland County due to COVID-19 is currently 8. [Read More]

March 27, 2020
Warning About Fraudulent Covid-19 Test Kits

The Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection warns residents about fraudulent COVID-19 test kits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention and treatment claims. [Read More]

March 26, 2020
Rear-door Boarding on Rockland County Tor Buses

- In an effort to limit potential exposure to COVID-19 by reducing contact between passengers and bus operators, Rockland County's Transport of Rockland (TOR) bus service will begin rear-door boarding on Friday, March 27, 2020. [Read More]

March 26, 2020
Rcdoh Update Regarding Alleged Continued Operation of Schools

The Rockland County Department of Health has been deploying inspectors as complaints are received to protect the public health and ensure compliance with the Commissioner of Health’s School Closure Order which reads in part (the full Order is attached.) [Read More]

March 26, 2020
Stay Home to Limit the Spread of Covid-19

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert continue to warn residents of the widespread confirmation of COVID-19 in our county. The cases are rising dramatically each day, and it is expected this trend will continue. Currently, there are 1,340 reported positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. Additionally, we are reporting that another death occurred due to COVID-19, on March 23, 2020. The total number of deaths in Rockland County due to COVID-19 is currently 7. [Read More]

March 25, 2020
Test Positive - Ordered to Stay Home

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce a new ‘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]

March 24, 2020
Safety Onboard Public Transportation

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Acting Commissioner of Public Transportation Doug Schuetz remind residents to limit the use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and to sit 6 feet (2 meters) apart to limit potential exposure to COVID-19. This is in keeping with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, New York State on PAUSE. [Read More]

March 23, 2020
Health Department to Residents - Stay Home

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert continue to warn residents of the widespread confirmation of COVID-19 in our county. The cases are rising dramatically each day, and it is expected this trend will continue. Currently, there are 623 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. Additionally, two more deaths occurred due to COVID-19, one on March 22 and one on March 23, 2020. The decedents were 79 and 66 years old and both had other significant health problems. The total number of deaths in Rockland County due to COVID-19 is currently 5. [Read More]
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