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November 18, 2022
Tips to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season!

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents to follow these tips for a healthier holiday season: [Read More]

November 16, 2022
Quit Smoking-join the Great American Smokeout® on November 17th

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents to use the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout ® on Thursday, November 17, as the day you commit to quitting smoking or any oth… [Read More]

November 9, 2022
Covid-19 Bivalent Booster Clinics at the Health Department

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) will hold several Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5 to 11 years. The ne… [Read More]

November 4, 2022
Time to Change Your Clocks and Check Your Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to set their clocks back one hour as Daylight Savings time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 6th. Along with changing your clocks, this is als… [Read More]

October 28, 2022
Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want to help ensure that all trick-or-treaters have a safe and fun holiday. [Read More]

October 21, 2022
October 23-29 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

During Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Sunday, October 23 – Saturday, October 29, 2022, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert warn residents that lead continues to be a major cause of poisoning among… [Read More]

October 21, 2022
Be Tick-free This Fall to Prevent Illnesses

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to protect themselves, their children, and their pets from tick bites, especially during hiking, hunting, fishing, raking leaves, or taking part… [Read More]

October 20, 2022
Health Department Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection for the 2022 Season

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are informing residents of this season’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a county resident. The patient lives in Ramapo, is over the age of 50 years… [Read More]

October 17, 2022
Health Department Offers Free Jynneos Vaccine Clinic in Pomona

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Health Department has scheduled a Jynneos vaccine clinic (1st and 2nd doses) to prevent Monkeypox (MPX Virus) on Thursday, October 20, 2022, fr… [Read More]

September 23, 2022
Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccine & Bivalent Covid-19 Booster Clinics in Pomona

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Health Department has scheduled multiple flu (influenza virus) and COVID-19 booster vaccine clinics. [Read More]

September 15, 2022
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for cats, dogs, and ferrets belonging to Rockland residents by appointment only on Sunday, October 2, 202… [Read More]

September 12, 2022
Are You Prepared? Emergencies Can Happen at Any Time!

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that September is National Preparedness Month and urge residents to take action and be ready! [Read More]

August 26, 2022
Back-to-school Bus Safety

NEW CITY, NY, - Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to share a few simple bus safety tips with their children to help them stay safe when traveling to and from school. With the sta… [Read More]

August 18, 2022
Rockland County Declares Stage 2 Water Emergency

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that a Modified Stage II Water Emergency is in effect beginning Thursday 8/18/2022 in Rockland County, implementing mandatory restrictions on water use. [Read More]

August 18, 2022
Rockland County Surpasses 2,000 Polio Vaccines Administered

As of Wednesday, 2,152 polio vaccines have been administered in Rockland since a confirmed case of Polio was detected in a local resident, signaling work by Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH), New York State Health Department (NYSDOH) and CDC to… [Read More]

August 15, 2022
County Health Department Offers Additional Polio Immunization Clinics Around Rockland

NEW CITY, NY - County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advise residents of the continued spread of polio in Rockland County and encourage residents who are unvaccinated, have not completed the polio vaccination… [Read More]

July 21, 2022
Case of Polio in Rockland County

County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents who are unvaccinated, have not completed the polio vaccination series, or are at high risk for contracting polio even if they have completed the prima… [Read More]

July 20, 2022
West Nile Virus Detected in Rockland County Mosquitoes

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

July 20, 2022
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]

July 15, 2022
Potential Rabies Exposure Warning

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert inform residents about a potential rabies exposure. Residents who live in a specific area of Monsey may have been exposed to a cat that has been confirmed to hav… [Read More]

July 14, 2022
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 12, 2022
Health Department to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced that Rockland County will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) with an event hosted by the Rockland County Breastfeeding Coalition partners,… [Read More]

July 8, 2022
Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Health Department for Ages 6 Months to Less Than 5 Years of Age

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) announces an upcoming Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages 6 months to less than 5 years. [Read More]

July 5, 2022
Health Department Offers Healthy 4 U in 22 at Finkelstein Memorial Library

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the Healthy 4 U in 2022 public health information series will start in July! The Finkelstein Memorial Library will host the Rockland County Department o… [Read More]

June 29, 2022
First Case of Orthopoxvirus/monkeypox in Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that a county resident has been diagnosed with Orthopoxvirus/Monkeypox. [Read More]

June 6, 2022
Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets on Sunday, June 26, 2022

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for cats, dogs, and ferrets belonging to Rockland residents by appointment only on Sunday, June 26, 2022,… [Read More]

June 3, 2022
Nysdoh Updates Covid-19 Quarantine Guidance

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has updated the COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance as of May 31, 2022. Under the updated guidance, you are considered up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the p… [Read More]

May 6, 2022
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 5, 2022
"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 5, 2022
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. One of the most important things you can do to stay safe when riding your bicycle is to wear a… [Read More]

April 19, 2022
Health Department Offers Free Drive-thru Rabies Shots for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets on Sunday, May 1, 2022

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 1, 2022, from 10:0… [Read More]

April 7, 2022
Health Department Offers Free Mosquito Control Products to Keep Pools & Outdoor Spas Mosquito Free

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce the availability of free Mosquito Control Products for the 2022 season to help County residents reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property. [Read More]

January 11, 2022
Covid-19 Surge in Rockland

The Rockland County Health Commissioner, Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, urges that all residents protect themselves from the current surge of COVID-19 in Rockland County and across the nation. It is time for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to … [Read More]

January 7, 2022
County Health Department Allows Test-to-stay Policy for K-12 Public & Private Schools in Rockland County

NEW CITY, NY, - Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announces that K-12 schools may adopt Test-to-Stay (TTS) policies which are supported by both the CDC and the NYSDOH. Test-to-Stay will help keep students, teachers, and fac… [Read More]

January 5, 2022
County Covid-19 Website Updated

NEW CITY, NY, - Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced an update to the Health Department’s COVID-19 website and form system that will now allow those who test positive for COVID-19 to self-… [Read More]