‌ Press Releases

September 23, 2021
Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument Unveiled

County Executive Ed Day and Human Rights Commissioner Constance Frazier hosted an Unveiling Ceremony for the Rockland County Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument with community members and local elected officials at Dutch Garden, 37 South Main Street in New City. [Read More]

September 23, 2021
Rockland Added to Fema Major Disaster Declaration for Individual and Public Assistance

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Fire and Emergency Services Chris Kear announce that the Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4615-DR-NY) has been amended to include Rockland County for Individual Assistance and for Public Assistance. [Read More]

September 15, 2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Expanded

County Executive Ed Day and Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Joan Silvestri announced that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) have expanded the eligibility of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. [Read More]

September 14, 2021
2021 State of the County Address

County Executive Ed Day highlighted the incredible work of Rockland County Government employees during the pandemic and the continued growth and strengthening of Rockland’s economy despite these challenging times. The County Executive spoke Monday night from the Auditorium of the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona Commissioners, Department Heads, employees, elected officials and representatives of local nonprofits. [Read More]

September 11, 2021
Rockland County Marks September 11th Anniversary

County Executive Ed Day and other local officials joined family members, first responders and residents to remember the people with ties to Rockland County who were killed 20 years ago in the September 11th terror attacks. [Read More]

September 2, 2021
Rockland County Morning Update and Overnight Information

Rockland County Executive Ed Day continues to ask residents to stay home and off the roads to allow for flooded areas to drain and for cleanup from the remnants of Ida. [Read More]

September 1, 2021
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

According to reports from our Office of Fire and Emergency Services conditions within Rockland are rapidly deteriorating with flooding on major roadways including the Palisades Interstate Parkway and many other locations around the County. I ask all of our residents to stay off the roads for the remainder of the evening and overnight until the conditions we are seeing improve. [Read More]

September 1, 2021
September 11th Memorial Ceremony

County officials will join family members, clergy, first responders and others to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 8:30 AM. Those planning to attend the event should arrive by 8:15 AM. [Read More]

August 24, 2021
Statement from County Executive Day

With his actions tonight Andrew Cuomo has once again debased himself and the Office of the Governor of the State of New York. As if victimizing 11 women, including members of his own staff, was not despicable enough his commutation of the 75-years-to-life sentence of David Gilbert is a further assault on the people of Rockland and New York State. Andrew Cuomo continues to focus on the well-being of murderers rather than the victims of these horrible offenses. [Read More]

August 16, 2021
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

I was extremely upset to learn of the destruction and vandalism that occurred last week at the Church of St. Joseph in Spring Valley. [Read More]

August 14, 2021
Statement - 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti

Statement from County Executive Ed Day Regarding This Morning’s 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti [Read More]

August 10, 2021
Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day on Gov. Cuomo's Resignation

Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day on Gov. Cuomo's Resignation [Read More]

July 21, 2021
S&p Upgrades Rockland’s Bond Ratings

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Finance Stephen DeGroat announced that S&P Global Ratings raised the County’s long-term, underlying ratings two notches to AA from A+ noting that Rockland’s outlook remains stable. [Read More]

July 16, 2021
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

What has happened to local news coverage is both obvious and distressing with continuing cuts to staffing having a noticeable effect here in Rockland and around the Hudson Valley. I support the efforts of local journalists at the Journal News, Times Herald-Record and Poughkeepsie Journal in forming a union to fight for fair wages and a seat at the decision-making table. [Read More]

July 14, 2021
Moody’s Upgrades Rockland’s Bond Ratings

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Finance Stephen DeGroat announced that Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the County’s issuer and general obligation limited tax (GOLT) ratings to Aa2 from A1 (a double upgrade) noting that Rockland’s outlook remains stable. [Read More]

July 14, 2021
Reviving and Rebuilding Rockland - Take the Survey

County Executive Ed Day and County Legislature Chairman Alden Wolfe announce the launch of three surveys to gather input on the needs of residents, businesses and community based organizations. The survey results will help determine how best to utilize the $63.18 million that Rockland will receive from the American Rescue Plan. [Read More]

July 6, 2021
Rockland Announces 2021 Tourism Grants

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Lucy Redzeposki announced $175,691 in grants to 18 organizations that promote tourism in Rockland. Representatives of many organizations attended the announcement at Palisades Credit Union Park, the home of the New York Boulders, in Pomona. [Read More]

July 2, 2021
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Robert McCain, the initial assailant of Paula Bohovesky, is a monster who does not deserve to walk free on our streets while our community still suffers from the loss and pain he caused. He committed murder, a crime of permanency, and should be permanently in jail. [Read More]

June 30, 2021
Statement from County Executive Day Regarding Arrests in the Evergreen Fire Investigation

As a former Detective Commander in the NYPD and Chief of Detectives for the Baltimore Police Department I know exactly how difficult an investigation like this one can be. I want to acknowledge the incredible work of local investigators from the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and all of the other agencies and personnel who were involved. [Read More]

June 29, 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 25, 2021
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

It is great to see Governor Cuomo following our lead in ending the State of Emergency across New York State. It is clear to all that due to the increasing vaccination rate and decreasing active case numbers the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a crisis. Today is yet another important step in bringing this chapter to a close, and I welcome a return to the regular governance of our state. [Read More]

June 24, 2021
Housing Choice Voucher Program (section 8) Lottery Announced

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announce that the Rockland County Department of Social Services (RCDSS) will be having an on-line Housing Choice Voucher Program lottery for two specialized programs. The lottery will take place from 6:00 AM, July 19, 2021, through 5:00 PM, July 30, 2021. [Read More]

June 21, 2021
Rockland Honors Firefighter Jared Lloyd

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, County Legislator Toney Earl, New York State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, State Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski and State Assemblyman Mike Lawler joined with the family and friends of Jared Lloyd and members of the Columbian Engine Co. #1 to pay tribute to Firefighter Lloyd’s heroism. The ceremony was held at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. [Read More]

June 21, 2021
Rockland-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]

June 18, 2021
Rockland Welcomes Back Lucy Redzeposki

Rockland County Executive Ed Day named Lucy Redzeposki as the Director of Economic Development and Tourism. [Read More]

June 15, 2021
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

I was incredibly saddened to hear of the senseless shooting death of Rockland native Doug Kantor in Austin, Texas, this weekend. I offer my sincere condolences to his friends and family here in Rockland and elsewhere in our nation. There is no greater tragedy then seeing a young and promising life taken from us so abruptly. Doug’s death is a loss to our entire community, and I ask that we all keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers. [Read More]

June 11, 2021
Rockland Covid-19 State of Emergency to End

County Executive Ed Day will not renew the local State of Emergency, which was declared on March 16, 2020, in Rockland County due to COVID-19. The State of Emergency had been renewed every 30 days as required under New York State Executive Law Section 24 but will now expire on Saturday, June 12, 2021. [Read More]

June 9, 2021
Hi Tor Contributes Funding to New Shelter

Pit bull mix Roo presented Rockland County Executive Ed Day with two checks totaling $472,578 at the Hi Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona to be used for the construction of a new shelter building. [Read More]

June 4, 2021
Housing and Community Development Needs

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Office of Community Development Assistant Director Maria Frank announce two public meetings related to the 2020 – 2024 Rockland County Consolidated Plan which must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). [Read More]

June 1, 2021
Housing and Community Development Needs

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Office of Community Development Assistant Director Maria Frank announce two public meetings related to the 2020 – 2024 Rockland County Consolidated Plan which must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). [Read More]

May 18, 2021
Honoring Ems Workers

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert acknowledged local emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners for their outstanding contributions to the community. The County's annual EMS Awards Ceremony normally held at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More]

May 14, 2021
Protecting Rockland Residents

Report gasoline price gouging to the Office of Consumer Protection [Read More]

May 3, 2021
Deny Robert Mccain Parole

County Executive Ed Day wrote to Chairwoman Tina Stanford of the New York State Board of Parole to request that the Board deny parole to child killer Robert McCain. [Read More]

April 28, 2021
Gale Pisha Named 2021 County Executive’s Outstanding Environmental Volunteer

County Executive Ed Day and the Division of Environmental Resources presented the 24th County Executive’s Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award to Nanuet resident Gale Pisha during a ceremony at Kennedy Dells County Park in New City. [Read More]

April 27, 2021
Rockland Welcomes New Ppe Manufacturer

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Economic Development Director Jeremy Schulman today congratulated NY Critical Materials LLC, a manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) who was awarded a $750,000 New York State grant, the largest amount in this round of funding, to produce COVID-19 supplies. NY Critical Materials will open a facility at the New York Center for Innovation in Pearl River to produce N95 respirator face masks. [Read More]

April 21, 2021
Positions Still Available for Summer 2021 Conservation Corps Program

County Executive Ed Day today announced that the Rockland County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the 2021 Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC). [Read More]

April 13, 2021
Refurbished Vehicle to Be Presented to Disabled Veteran

Four Star Automotive Corp., the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9215 and the County of Rockland are proud to announce that a refurbished vehicle will be gifted to a disabled veteran during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 11:00 am at Four Star Automotive Corp 295 NY-59, Tallman, NY. [Read More]

April 12, 2021
Rockland County to Donate Surplus Computers

County Executive Ed Day signed a Resolution authorizing the donation of surplus computers to seven local organizations. Rockland County Division of Purchasing Director Paul Brennan issued a Public Notice and Request for Expressions of Interest for surplus computers which was distributed with the assistance of the United Way of Rockland County. [Read More]

March 29, 2021
Rockland Mass Vaccination Site

The opening of Rockland Community College as a mass vaccination site will have an immediate impact on our county as we continue to grapple with one of the highest infection rates in New York State. I appreciate all of our residents and the local elected officials who spoke out in support of our efforts of opening a mass vaccination site and I thank the Governor and his staff for listening to our concerns and stepping up to help protect the people of Rockland. [Read More]

March 17, 2021
Health Commissioner and County Executive Request Nys Mass Vaccination Site

Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert and County Executive Ed Day wrote to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to request that New York State open a mass vaccination site in Rockland County. [Read More]

March 17, 2021
Sloatsburg Awarded $249,000 Usda Grant for Gateway Park

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Economic Development Director Jeremy L. Schulman today announced groundbreaking for the Sloatsburg Gateway Park project, which received a $249,000 grant under the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant Program. The federal funding will be used to rehabilitate a vacant parking lot into a beautified modern-rustic plaza at the doorstep of the Sloatsburg Train Station and will provide direct connections to businesses along the Main Street/Route 17 corridor and help to propel the village’s ongoing revitalization efforts. [Read More]

March 16, 2021
Rockland Remembers

Rockland County Executive Ed Day was joined at the Allison-Parris County Office Building by local faith-based leaders to commemorate those we have lost to the COVID-19 pandemic through moments of prayer and reflection during a candlelight memorial. [Read More]

March 16, 2021
Heap (home Energy Assistance Program) Extended to April 30, 2021

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Department of Social Services Commissioner Joan Silvestri announce that families with limited income can still apply for grants to help pay for their heating bills under New York State's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). [Read More]

March 11, 2021
Community Vaccine Clinic in Spring Valley

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, County Legislator Toney Earl, MLK Center Executive Director Nathan Mungin and Spring Valley NAACP President Willie Trotman spoke outside of the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley as vaccinations of eligible individuals took place inside. [Read More]

March 10, 2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Will Soon Be Available

County Executive Ed Day and Department of Social Services Commissioner Joan Silvestri announce Rockland will receive a $9.6 million grant from the US Department of the Treasury as part of the CARES Act Emergency Rental Assistance program. [Read More]

March 8, 2021
Vaccination Process Update

County Executive Ed Day announced that a total of 2,920 COVID-19 vaccines were scheduled to arrive at the Rockland County Department of Health as part of Week 12 of the New York State vaccination program. This allocation includes 1,700 Moderna vaccines (700 for Phase 1B Essential Workers, 500 for those with Comorbidities and 500 for those 65+), 500 Johnson and Johnson vaccines (for those 65+) and 720 Pfizer vaccines (for those 65+) and is the largest allocation received to date. [Read More]

March 1, 2021
Partnership to Vaccinate Seniors

Refuah Health Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and the Rockland County Office for the Aging partnered to vaccinate 280 seniors from the Office the Aging’s Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist [Read More]

February 26, 2021
Key to the County Awarded

During a ceremony in the Allison-Parris County Office Building Rockland County Executive Ed Day presented Dr. Frances Pratt with the Key to the County Award. The Key is presented to a person for engaging in selfless acts of service, leadership, or fellowship in the community [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 (PFOA) and/or Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) have been detected. [Read More]

February 24, 2021
Emergency Operations Center Activated

County Executive Ed Day, Office for the Aging Director Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo and Office of Fire and Emergency Services Director Chris Kear announced the activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist in managing the Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist. [Read More]

February 23, 2021
Free Crisis Counseling Available

County Executive Ed Day and the Department of Mental Health’s Acting Commissioner Susan Hoerter, D.O. are pleased to announce the operation of Project Hope. Project Hope is a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) funded program operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health in conjunction with Astor Services for Children and Families and MHA of Westchester. [Read More]

February 22, 2021
Proposed Agency Plan for Police Reform and Reinvention Posted

Pursuant to State of New York Executive Order 203, Rockland County Executive Edwin J. Day, and Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco III jointly present the Proposed Agency Plan for Police Reform and Reinvention Regarding the Rockland County Sheriff’s Patrol. The draft Plan is now available to the public for review and comment. [Read More]

February 18, 2021
Rockland County Welcomes Hyatt, Joie De Vivre Brand to the Neighborhood

County Executive Ed Day and Economic Development and Tourism Director Jeremy Schulman today announced that the well-known Time Hotel located at 400 High Street in Nyack will be rebranded as the first Hyatt Joie de Vivre property in the state outside of New York City and renamed Hotel Nyack. [Read More]

February 4, 2021
Rockland Ppe Manufacturer Receives $800,000 Nys Grant Award

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Economic Development and Tourism Director Jeremy Schulman today announced that Aero Healthcare US LLC, a global healthcare manufacturer and distributor located in Valley Cottage, is one of five New York companies to receive $2 million in the most recent round of state support to produce needed supplies in combating COVID-19. [Read More]

February 1, 2021
Rockland County Executive Ed Day to Lift State of Emergency

The State of Emergency banning travel on all county and local roads for all but essential business which was issued by Rockland County Executive Ed Day and became effective 6:00 AM, Monday, February 1, 2021, will be lifted at 7:00 AM, Tuesday, February 2, 2021. [Read More]

February 1, 2021
Rockland County Executive Ed Day Declares State of Emergency

Rockland County Executive Ed Day tonight issued a State of Emergency ahead of the snow storm, banning travel on all county and local roads for all but essential business (as detailed below) beginning 6:00 AM, Monday, February 1, 2021. [Read More]

January 28, 2021
Rockland No. 21 on Epa’s Top 30 List of Green Power Users

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Purchasing Director Paul Brennan announced today that Rockland County has been listed as No. 21 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Top 30 Local Government list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). [Read More]

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]