‌ 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]

May 21, 2020
#publichealthishere4u

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the latest update to the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series, which highlights local COVID-19 public health efforts that are keeping our community safe. The series highlights county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

May 20, 2020
May is National Bike Month

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to follow safety guidelines when out bike riding. [Read More]

May 20, 2020
Police & Patrol Officer Civil Service Examination on September 26

The County of Rockland is now accepting applications from candidates interested in a rewarding career in law enforcement in Rockland County. A written competitive examination for the Civil Service positions of Police Officer and Patrol Officer is scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020*. [Read More]

May 19, 2020
Rockland County to Mark Memorial Day

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Director of the Veterans Service Agency Susan Branam and Director of Facilities Management Bob Gruffi announce that County of Rockland owned Veterans Cemeteries will be open throughout Memorial Day weekend to allow for visitation. [Read More]

May 15, 2020
Mosquito Control Program Begins Monday 5/18

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that the Health Department will be treating catch basins and storm drains to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in standing water inside of these structures. [Read More]

May 15, 2020
Rockland County Recognizes National Police Week

County Executive Ed Day and Sheriff Louis Falco III remind residents that May 10 – May 16, 2020, is National Police Week. A Memorial Service is held annually outside the Rockland County Courthouse but was unable to be held this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, in honor of our fallen heroes, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office has posted tributes on social media to those officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and whose names are inscribed on the Rockland County Law Enforcement Memorial which is located in front of the Rockland County Courthouse in New City. [Read More]

May 15, 2020
#publichealthishere4u

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the latest update to the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series which highlights local COVID-19 public health efforts that are keeping our community safe. The series highlights county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

May 14, 2020
#youthcangetit2 Movement Challenge

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the #YouthCanGetIt2 Movement Challenge to engage Rockland County youth in sharing their own style of social media messaging to educate their peers about COVID-19 prevention. Weekly through the month of May, Rockland youth in Grades 7 – 12 may enter the #YouthCanGetIt2 Movement Challenge by submitting their social media COVID-19 prevention messages to the United Way of Rockland for the chance to win a $25 Visa, Mastercard or iTunes gift card. [Read More]

May 14, 2020
#publichealthishere4u

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the #PublicHealthIsHere4U media series to highlight local COVID-19 public health efforts to keep our community safe. The Rockland County Department of Health will spearhead the series by highlighting county employees and volunteers that have come together to help battle this disease through the implementation of public health measures. [Read More]

May 13, 2020
3rd Info Session for Rockland Businesses Announced

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development & Tourism Jeremy Schulman announce the 3rd informational session for Rockland Businesses and Nonprofits that will be livestreamed for viewing on: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM [Read More]

May 8, 2020
Standing Isolation Order Amended to Reflect New Cdc Guidance

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce an amendment to the ‘Commissioner’s Standing Isolation Order’ (isolation order) related to COVID-19 to separate all sick people from healthy people and prevent the spread of COVID-19. [Read More]

May 8, 2020
$100 Billion in Funds Still Available in Sba Paycheck Protection Program

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Jeremy Schulman remind business owners that over $100 Billion in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funds are still available to small businesses and nonprofits across the Country. This funding can be used to provide eight weeks of payroll, rent, utilities and mortgage interest to help keep workers employed. [Read More]

May 6, 2020
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Today Rockland County mourns. The loss of County Clerk Paul Piperato shows the truth in the phrase, ‘only the good die young.’ Paul was a dedicated public servant who I originally knew from the non-profit world, having gotten to know each other while serving on the ARC Rockland Foundation Board. [Read More]

May 5, 2020
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Rockland

County Executive Ed Day and County Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe both issued Proclamations declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Rockland County. Both Proclamations will be presented to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Rockland, which works with people who are living with mental illness and their families through education, support and advocacy. [Read More]

May 5, 2020
Rockland Institutes Hiring Freeze

County Executive Ed Day announced an immediate hiring freeze for all positions within Rockland County Government. This measure in the latest step taken by the County Executive to mitigate the fiscal damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]

May 4, 2020
Covid-19 Release Letters Available

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce a convenient way for residents to request a letter indicating the person is released from COVID-19 quarantine or isolation. These letters serve as confirmation that a person is no longer considered infected with or exposed to COVID-19 and may return to work or school. [Read More]

May 1, 2020
Dss to Hold Virtual Foster Care Info Session

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced that the Department of Social Services will host online foster care information sessions at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. [Read More]

April 29, 2020
Rockland County Parks to Reopen 5/1

County Executive Ed Day and the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources announce the re-opening of County Parks effective 6:00 AM, Friday, May 1, 2020, with the exception of H. Pierson Mapes Flat Rock Park in Hillburn which will remain closed for the foreseeable future. [Read More]

April 20, 2020
#youthcangetit2 Social Media Campaign Designed by and for Local Youth

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the #YouthCanGetIt2 social media campaign to highlight COVID-19 prevention methods for teens and young adults. The Rockland County Department of Health and the United Way of Rockland spearheaded the Coronavirus Youth Committee to bring together youth-serving organizations and the teens and young adults they serve. [Read More]

April 20, 2020
Health Commissioner Issues Update to Isolation Order

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