‌ Press Releases

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]

March 20, 2020
Stay Home to Limit the Spread of Covid-19

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert 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 230 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. Additionally, we are reporting a third death, which occurred on March 18, within Rockland County due to COVID-19. The decedent was 85 years old and had other significant health problems. [Read More]

March 20, 2020
If You See Something, Report It!

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, at 8:00 PM, any gathering or event with fifty (50) or more participants at any location in New York was directed to be postponed or cancelled by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Governor announced further measures today, Friday, March 20, 2020, that non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are canceled at this time. [Read More]

March 19, 2020
Statement from County Executive Regarding Hoarding Prevention Order

Rockland County is committed to ensuring that all of our residents have the chance to purchase the medicine, soap, cleaning products, food, baby formula, toilet paper and other items that they need. [Read More]

March 19, 2020
Health Department Warns Residents: Covid-19 is Everywhere in Rockland

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert 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 80 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. [Read More]

March 19, 2020
Special Sba Info Session

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development & Tourism Jeremy Schulman announce an informational session on SBA Disaster Loan Assistance for Rockland Small Businesses [Read More]

March 18, 2020
Additional Potential Coronavirus (covid-19) Exposures

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that Rockland County has a total of 45 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). [Read More]

March 18, 2020
Catered Events Not Allowed

The Rockland County Department of Health is deploying inspectors as complaints are received to ensure that gatherings of more than 50 people and catered events are not occurring locally. This action is based upon the guidance of the Governor which does not allow for gatherings of more than 50 people and considers catered events to be the same as restaurants. [Read More]

March 18, 2020
Daycare in Rockland County Allowed to Open

Daycare providers in Rockland County will be allowed to reopen on Thursday, March 19, pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. [Read More]

March 17, 2020
Additional Potential Coronavirus (covid-19) Exposures

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that Rockland County has a total of 31 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, we are reporting a second death within Rockland County due to COVID-19. The decedent was 60 years old and had other health problems. [Read More]

March 16, 2020
County Executive Day Declares State of Emergency

County Executive Ed Day issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency in Rockland in order to take additional actions to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The State of Emergency will be in effect for thirty days, through April 15, and may be extended at that time. [Read More]

March 15, 2020
Potential Coronavirus (covid-19) Exposures

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that Rockland County has a total of 15 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). [Read More]

March 14, 2020
Message to Rockland Residents from County Executive Ed Day

Here in Rockland County we have been working very closely with and in support of the actions taken by New York State. However, the time has come that we must take additional actions locally to protect the health and safety of everyone in Rockland. [Read More]

March 14, 2020
Statement from Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Laura Carbone

The death we have been investigating within the Village of Suffern on March 12, 2020 has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are confirming that this is the first death in Rockland County due to COVID-19. The decedent was 64 years old and had other significant health problems which were likely contributory to death. [Read More]

March 13, 2020
Potential Coronavirus (covid-19) Exposure in Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that Rockland County has a total of 9 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. [Read More]

March 12, 2020
Statement from Chief Medical Examiner

We are currently investigating a death within the Village of Suffern. There has been no official determination made relating to cause of death. [Read More]
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