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July 3, 2020
Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that COVID-19 is still active in New York and our area. It is important to remain vigilant (careful) and continue to follow recommended public h… [Read More]

June 11, 2020
Health Department Offers Free Mosquito Dunks to Keep Pools & Outdoor Spas Mosquito Free

To help County residents reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the availability of free Mosquito Dunks for the 2020 Season. [Read More]

June 9, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Environmental Health

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. … [Read More]

June 5, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Office for the Aging

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. … [Read More]

June 2, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Youth Bureau

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. … [Read More]

May 28, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Wic Program

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. … [Read More]

May 26, 2020
#publichealthishere4u - Public Transportation

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. … [Read More]

May 21, 2020
#publichealthishere4u 2

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. … [Read More]

May 20, 2020
Enjoy Your Bike Ride with Safety in Mind

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 19, 2020
"be Tick Free" This Spring to Prevent Tick-borne Illnesses

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that as you welcome the warmer weather and spend more time outside, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites. May is Lyme Awareness Month, an… [Read More]

May 15, 2020
Health Department Announces Annual Mosquito Control Treatment of Catch Basins and Storm Drains

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 … [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. T… [Read More]

May 14, 2020
Engaging Rockland Youth #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… [Read More]

May 13, 2020
#publichealthishere4u Media Series Designed to Highlight Local Public Health Efforts

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 H… [Read More]

May 8, 2020
Commissioner of Health Amends Standing Isolation Order to Reflect New Cdc Covid-19 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 … [Read More]

May 4, 2020
Covid-19 Release Letters Available for Those Under Quarantine and Isolation Orders

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 conf… [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 Healt… [Read More]

April 20, 2020
Commissioner of Health Updates Isolation Order Related to Covid-19

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 … [Read More]

April 10, 2020
Commissioner of Health Signs Standing Precautionary and Mandatory Quarantine Orders to Covid-19

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 hea… [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. As an essential business, described he… [Read More]

March 25, 2020
Commissioner of Health Signs Isolation Order Related to Covid-19!

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 peopl… [Read More]

March 23, 2020
Stay Home to Keep Yourself, Your Family and Your Friends Safe!

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 w… [Read More]

March 20, 2020
Health Department Implores All Residents to Stay Home to Limit the Spread of Covid-19

Keep Yourself and Your Family and Friends Safe! [Read More]

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

Stay Home To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19! [Read More]

March 17, 2020
Health Department Alerts Residents of 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 18 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “COVID-19 is spreading in Rockland County and now,… [Read More]

March 16, 2020
Health Department Alerts Residents of 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 15 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). “As we are continuing to see community spread of COVID-19 in… [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 11, 2020
Keep Medicines and Vitamins Up, Away, and out of Sight

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want to help you keep your children safe from medicines and vitamins that could cause them harm. [Read More]

March 10, 2020
Health Department Alerts Residents of Potential Coronavirus (covid-19) Exposure in East Ramapo Central School District

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that Rockland County has a total of 6 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County, all within the Town of Ramapo. Three of th… [Read More]

March 9, 2020
Health Department Alerts Residents of Potential Coronavirus (covid-19) Exposure in Rockland County

Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advises residents that two Rockland County residents who have been confirmed to have Coronavirus (COVID-19) potentially exposed others to the disease from February 28 to March 2. [Read More]

March 6, 2020
Health Department Alerts Residents of First Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 in Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that Rockland County has confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County. Two Rockland residents who were under quar… [Read More]

March 5, 2020
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Get the Facts and Get Tested!

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that screening should begin at age 45 for people at … [Read More]

March 4, 2020
Use Daylight Saving Time to Check Clocks, Emergency Supply Kits, & Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to change your clocks when Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8th, and take time to check your emergency supply kit. Is it missing any… [Read More]

March 3, 2020
Rockland Schools Keep Students Active with “march Forward”

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage Rockland school administrators, teachers, and students to participate in Rockland’s eighth annual “March Forward,” the county’s classroom-based physica… [Read More]

February 27, 2020
County Health Department Statement on Coronavirus: No Cases

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents that at this time, there are no coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Rockland County. The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) is currently … [Read More]

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 i… [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 Depar… [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 … [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 yo… [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. Patri… [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… [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]
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