August 30, 2021
Back to School Bus Safety

Students are returning to in-person instruction, and many rely on school buses to get them to and from school safely. More children and vehicles on the roads can increase the potential for accidents. With the start of the new school year, Rockland County … [Read More]

August 18, 2021
Third Dose Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccines

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that a third dose of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech (mRNA) vaccine is available to people with certain medical conditions that compromise their immune … [Read More]

August 3, 2021
Back to School Immunizations

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind parents that annual visits to their pediatrician are important for their children to receive time-sensitive screenings and immunizations. However, many ch… [Read More]

July 27, 2021
Covid-19 Delta Variant Confirmed in Rockland

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urge unvaccinated residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible. [Read More]

July 26, 2021
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind Rockland County residents about the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program, which aims to connect families to support networks… [Read More]

July 21, 2021
Health Department Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that Rockland County will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2021. [Read More]

July 19, 2021
Calling All College and Graduate Students: Do Your Part to Help Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urge college and graduate students to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the school year begins. [Read More]

July 16, 2021
This Summer Be Tick-free to Prevent Tick-borne Illnesses

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that as you spend time outside this summer, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites. The risk and incidence of Lyme and other tickborne dise… [Read More]

July 14, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Available for Ages 12+ at Palisades Center

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be given on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 1:00PM-3:00PM at the Palisades Center on the 1st floor in front of H&M (1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack, NY … [Read More]

July 2, 2021
West Nile Virus Detected in Rockland County Mosquitoes

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the first two pools, or groups, of mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) this year in Rockland County has been confirmed by the New York… [Read More]

June 28, 2021
Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

Very hot weather and humidity are forecast to continue this week. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert urge residents to take simple steps to stay cool and help prevent heat-related illnesses. [Read More]

June 23, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Available for Ages 12+ at Palisades Center

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be given on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 1:00-3:00PM at the Palisades Center on the 1st floor in front of H&M (1000 Palisades Center Dr., West Nyack, NY 10… [Read More]

June 18, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Available for Ages 12+ at Boulders Stadium

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH), Good Samaritan Hospital, and the NY Boulders announce COVID-19 vaccines will be available at Boulders Stadium in Pomona from June 21 – June 27. [Read More]

May 14, 2021
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 13, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments Available for Ages 12+ Wednesday, May 19th at the Health Department

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces 1st dose appointments are available for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Anyone age 12 and older, can visit our COVID-19 webpage (http://rck… [Read More]

May 12, 2021
"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 11, 2021
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]

April 27, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments Available This Friday at the Martin Luther King Center

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces 1st dose appointments are available for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, April 30, 2021, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, at the Martin Luther King Center 110 Bethune Blvd, Spring Valley, NY 10977.… [Read More]

April 20, 2021
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert today announced that free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for cats, dogs, and ferrets belonging to Rockland residents on Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 10:0… [Read More]

April 14, 2021
Health Department Offers Free Mosquito Control Products 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 Control Products for the 2021 Season. [Read More]

April 13, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments Available This Wednesday and Thursday at the Health Department

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces 1st dose appointments are available for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and Thursday, April 15, 2021. If you are 18 and older and live, work or attend school in New York… [Read More]

April 9, 2021
Health Department Administers over 35,448 Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) administered its first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on January 5, 2021. Since then, over 35,448 first and second doses have been administered at the Rockland County Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine … [Read More]

March 12, 2021
Health Department Announces Registration for Covid-19 Vaccination for Anyone Eligible in New York State

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) will post registration links for the COVID-19 vaccine on the COVID-19 webpage (http://rcklnd.us/covid19) beginning Monday, March 15th at 10:00 am. The links to make appointments will remain on the COVID-19 … [Read More]

March 11, 2021
Health Department to Open Covid-19 Vaccination Registration for Phase 1b Essential Workers and Persons with a Health Condition

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) will open registration today for the COVID-19 vaccine at 6:00 pm on the COVID-19 webpage at http://rcklnd.us/covid19. We expect the registration link to only be open for a few minutes. [Read More]

March 1, 2021
Health Department to Open Covid-19 Vaccination Registration for Persons with Health Conditions

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine at the RCDOH site will open on the COVID-19 webpage for residents with qualifying comorbidities/underlying health conditions only today at 4:00 pm. We e… [Read More]

February 26, 2021
Private Well Lookup Tool Created

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert and County Legislator Harriet Cornell announce a new web app to determine whether a resident’s private well is within ¼ mile of a point where Perfluorooctanoic acid (PF… [Read More]

February 26, 2021
Health Department Continues Covid-19 Vaccination for All Phase 1b Essential Workers

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine at the RCDOH site will open on the COVID-19 webpage for all Phase 1b essential workers only today at 4:00 pm. We expect the registration link to only be… [Read More]

February 18, 2021
Covid-19 2nd Dose Vaccination Clinics Rescheduled Due to Delay of Vaccine Shipment

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces that the COVID-19 2nd dose vaccination clinics scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 9 AM – 1 PM and Monday, February 22, 2021, from 9 AM – 6 PM have been rescheduled to Saturday, Februa… [Read More]

February 17, 2021
Covid-19 2nd Dose Vaccination Clinics Rescheduled Due to Weather

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces that the COVID-19 2nd dose vaccination clinics scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 9 AM – 5 PM and Friday, February 19, 2021, from 9 AM – 5 PM have been rescheduled due to bo… [Read More]

February 11, 2021
Health Department Continues Covid-19 Vaccination for Phase 1b Essential Workers

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine at the RCDOH site will open on the COVID-19 webpage for Phase 1b essential workers only, today at 4:00 pm. We do not expect the registration link to be o… [Read More]

February 8, 2021
Covid-19 2nd Dose Vaccination Clinic Rescheduled

New City, NY, - The Rockland County Department of Health announces that the COVID-19 2nd dose vaccination clinic scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 1 PM – 5 PM has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2021, from 1 PM – 5 PM du… [Read More]

February 6, 2021
Rockland - Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Rescheduled

The Rockland County Department of Health announces that the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 9 AM – 1 PM has been rescheduled for Monday, February 8, 2021, from 1 PM – 7 PM due to the weather. [Read More]

February 4, 2021
Health Department Announces Covid-19 Vaccine Registration for Phase 1b Essential Workers

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine at the RCDOH site will open on the COVID-19 webpage for Phase 1b essential workers, starting today, after 4:00 pm. We do not expect the registration link… [Read More]

January 27, 2021
Health Department to Vaccinate Essential Workers: Can Continue to Vaccinate Seniors This Week

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces the delivery of 1,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine for this week. Of these doses, 700 have been designated for eligible individuals in priority phase 1b that fall within the essential worker cate… [Read More]

January 20, 2021
Health Deparment Mandated to Vaccinate Essential Workers: Can Assist Seniors This Week

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces the delivery of 2,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine for this week. Of these doses, 700 have been designated for eligible individuals in priority phase 1b that fall within the essential worker cate… [Read More]

January 15, 2021
Rockland County Health Commissioner Provides Update on Covid-19 Vaccine Process

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) is providing an update to the community about the COVID-19 vaccination process and the Commissioner, Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, has updated her note on the health department’s COVID-19 website to alert … [Read More]

January 12, 2021
Vaccine Arrives at Rockland County Department of Health

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announced that we received additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this morning, and eligible residents have already signed up to be vaccinated. NO ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. [Read More]