Press Releases

January 17, 2020
Protect Yourself and Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urge residents to protect themselves from the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO). It is a poisonous gas known as the 'silent killer' since you can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Carbon monoxide can come from anything that burns fuels, especially if it is not used or vented in the right way. Examples include furnaces, wood stoves, kerosene heaters, generators, gas-powered home appliances, gas-powered tools, gas and charcoal grills, and cars and trucks. [Read More]

January 15, 2020
Help Students and School Employees Stay Healthy

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the New Norms for Healthy Schools training series organized by the Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition. In the coming months, the Department will co-sponsor the series which offers several free professional development opportunities for educators and the community-at-large to learn more about school-based physical activity and nutrition, wellness policies, mental health, and school employee wellness programs. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions will take place from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Rockland BOCES Conference Center, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY. Detailed descriptions and links for pre-registration are available through the Rockland Teachers’ Center website, http://bit.ly/2Fgxaq7. [Read More]

January 15, 2020
Rabies Warning

The Rockland County Department of Health requests that anyone in the community that may have any knowledge of a male who was bitten by a raccoon over this past weekend at Kakiat Park in Suffern, NY, contact the Department of Health at 845-364-2594 or the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office at 845-638-5400. [Read More]

January 14, 2020
12 Quit Smoking Tips in the New Year

Make quitting smoking your New Year’s resolution. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want you to follow these tips from the Health Department's Put It Out Rockland Quit Smoking Program to help you quit in the New Year: [Read More]

January 8, 2020
Be a Healthier You in 2020

Do you have a chronic health concern that is stopping you from living your life to its fullest? Do you have concerns about falling? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert recommend that you take one of the following workshop series to help you reach your goal of living a healthier lifestyle. [Read More]

January 6, 2020
Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and encourage you to start the year off right by contacting your health care provider to make sure you are up-to-date with your cervical cancer screening (checking your body for cancer before you have symptoms). [Read More]

January 3, 2020
Free Radon Test Kits Available for Eligible Residents

January is National Radon Action Month - Test Your Home. Protect Your Health [Read More]