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 […]

Rockland to Hold Narcan Training at County Legislative Chambers

Rockland to Hold Narcan Training at County Legislative Chambers

COUNTY PRESS RELEASE – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Leitzes have announced that the county will hold a Narcan training session for the public at the Rockland County Legislative Chambers.   The free 1 hour training will be held at 9:30 am, Saturday, April 27 at the Rockland County Legislative Chambers located at 11 […]

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 […]

Letter to editor: Rockland Co. bans smoking in adult care homes

Letter to editor: Rockland Co. bans smoking in adult care homes

To the Editor, Good news. Everyone’s hard work paid off. Rockland County Executive Ed Day has decided not to sign or veto the proposed Rockland County Local Law to ban smoking in adult care facilities. The proposed local law will take effect sixty days after it is filed with the office of New York State’s […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Fix the MTA”

County Executive’s Corner: “Fix the MTA”

By County Executive Ed Day Recently the Governor, as part of the budget process unfolding in Albany right now, unveiled his “10-Point Plan to Transform and Fund the MTA.” While I agree that the MTA is in severe need of transformation, the plan as it stands is severely lacking and would only compound the problems […]

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