County Executive’s Corner “Preventing the Next Outbreak”

County Executive’s Corner “Preventing the Next Outbreak”

By County Executive Ed Day This week I took another logical step in dealing with our measles outbreak; I asked for the Federal government’s help in preventing the next outbreak we might face. As many of you know, our outbreak began last October when seven travelers from overseas visited Rockland while they were infected with […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Help End the Stigma”

County Executive’s Corner: “Help End the Stigma”

By County Executive Ed Day 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life. People don’t choose to experience a mental health issue just as they don’t choose other health issues. Genetics, a history of abuse, trauma, unforeseen hardships, interpersonal conflicts and stress can all lead to symptoms […]

County Executive’s Corner: “We Will Not Wait”

County Executive’s Corner: “We Will Not Wait”

By County Executive Ed Day 29 weeks; for more than half a year we have been combatting the measles outbreak here in Rockland and despite case totals continuing to increase we have seen success. 18,824 MMR immunizations have been given county-wide over the last 6 months. The majority of schools in our area have reached […]

County Executive’s Corner: “State of Emergency”

County Executive’s Corner: “State of Emergency”

By County Executive Ed Day We are making progress. Our latest numbers show that 17,654 MMR vaccinations have been given since the beginning of the outbreak in October 2018. That number has increased by almost 700 since we declared this State of Emergency. While these numbers are the most recent provided by the state they […]

County Executive’s Corner: “MLK’s Legacy”

County Executive’s Corner: “MLK’s Legacy”

By County Executive Ed Day This week, we again paused to commemorate the life and legacy of a revolutionary figure. I had the privilege to speak at ARC of Rockland’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. As some of you may know, I am a former ARC Foundation Board member and realize […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Preserving Benefits”

County Executive’s Corner: “Preserving Benefits”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County’s employees have once again gone above and beyond in the service of those most in need. Earlier this week we announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. This may not […]