‌ Press Releases

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]
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