Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Registration is closed.

The Rockland County Department of Health is no longer taking appointments. Upon receipt of additional vaccine, the Rockland County Department of Health will once again open an appointment link for eligible individuals.

If you are 65+ or a person with a disability and need assistance making a COVID-19 vaccine appointment or with transportation to an appointment, call the Rockland County Office for the Aging at 845-364-2110

The state’s Am I Eligible webpage will provide you with a list of New York State run vaccination sites. If you do not have access to a computer, New York State has also launched a COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, which eligible New Yorkers can call to schedule a vaccination appointment at 833-697-4829.


New York State has directed all local health departments (LHDs) to vaccinate essential workers. Eligible essential workers in phase 1b include police officers, firefighters, teachers, college professors, and grocery workers, among others.

The state is requiring that local pharmacies and physician network or practice groups vaccinate those 65 years of age and above.

Detailed Information:
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What is a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

A novel coronavirus (COVID-19 ) is a new virus that has not been previously found in humans. The virus can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia.
This new virus was first detected in China and is spreading worldwide including in the United States.


Information to date suggests that COVID-19 mostly causes mild-to-moderate illness. In more severe cases, it can cause serious and life threatening complications. Click here for more information on symptoms.

If a person is sick with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has symptoms, they must stay home and limit contact with others, including people in their household, as much as possible. If medical care is needed, contact your doctor or clinic before arriving. If this is a immediate medical emergencies, call 911

Orders, Legal Guidance & Press Releases

On March 16, 2020, pursuant to NYS Executive Law § 24, County Executive, Ed Day, declared a State of Emergency to exist in Rockland County. Under section 24, that State of Emergency must be renewed every 30 days. That declaration was renewed for additional 30 day periods through this date.

Testing & Test Results

Contact your Healthcare provider or call for free New York State testing.

Free New York State COVID-19 Testing

Test Results

If you were tested at Anthony Wayne Recreational Area in Harriman State Park or at the Town of Ramapo Cultural Art Center in Spring Valley, test results are sent by phone, text, or the BioReference Laboratories online patient portal.

If you had testing performed through another laboratory or private health care provider, check to see if they have a patient portal or phone line where you can obtain your results.

Regardless of testing site, if your test result is positive, the Rockland County Department of Health will be contacting you.


Rockland County residents

  • If you were EXPOSED to someone with COVID-19 you MUST QUARANTINE yourself in your home for 10 full days after the exposure.
  • If you have symptoms you MUST ISOLATE
  • If you TESTED POSITIVE you MUST ISOLATE whether or not you have symptoms. 

For more information, See Detailed Quarantine/Isolation Instructions

Release Letter


NYS Department of Health has released it's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Report that serves as an framework for ensuring the safe and effective distribution of  COVID-19 vaccine in New York. For more information, please visit the New York State Vaccination Program



COVID-19 is Still Here

  • Wear a mask or face covering (two or more layers) that covers your nose, mouth, and chin when in public and unable to maintain physical distance.
  • Practice physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from other people (healthy or sick).
  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands). If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Stay home if you have or think you have COVID-19.


Mask Wearing

Prevent the Spread

Commissioner's Note

A note from Dr. Ruppert, the Rockland County Commissioner of Health

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) is proud to be a part of the New York State COVID-19 mass vaccination effort. Together we are getting vaccine into people's arms. Vaccine supply is currently very limited. I understand the frustration and difficulties in scheduling appointments. Please be patient as we continue to follow the state's guidance on priority populations. We cannot predict how many more doses will be received from New York State each week and are doing our best to get those eligible individuals vaccinated. Please continue to regularly check our website's alert box for the latest, up-to-date vaccine availability information.

Getting our community "Back to Normal" will take all the public health tools we have on hand. Vaccine is one of those tools. Remember that you will need two doses (same manufacture) of the COVID-19 vaccine to be 94-95% effective. Wherever you receive your first dose of vaccine, you must return to that location for your second dose on the day and time provided to you.

Even after vaccination, you must continue to wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth and maintain 6 feet of distance from people who do not live with you. Continue to follow the basics of good personal hygiene, including washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze by using your elbow or a tissue, and not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Clean heavily used surfaces often. Please avoid socializing with people outside of your household and respond to our staff if/when you are contacted regarding a positive COVID-19 test or contact with a positive person.

Please consider any public site in Rockland as a potential site for COVID-19 exposure. We are all in this together, and we need to continue to do our part to curb this disease's spread. The RCDOH continues to work tirelessly to vaccinate, monitor, investigate, and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

January 14, 2021

Please see our cancellations page for up to date information on meeting, event, class and exam cancellations and/or postponements.