Rockland's Community Events Information

Volunteers Needed For County Emergency Drill on May 5

Do you want to help your Health Department and our community be better able to respond to an emergency? You can volunteer for an emergency preparedness drill that will simulate a local emergency response to a large-scale public health emergency event, such as a bio-terrorist attack or a pandemic (a sudden, widespread disease outbreak).
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel have announced that the drill is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 2PM until 3:30PM, at the Pascack Community Center, 87 New Clarkstown Road in Nanuet.
The drill, organized by the Rockland County Dept. of Health, will simulate a local emergency response that requires a large number of people to receive medication. The goal is to make the exercise as real as possible. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to volunteer, including those with limited ability to speak English and those with disabilities. Children are welcome, but those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and to register by phone, call 845 364 2660. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Risk of Lead Poisoning in Children Posed by Use of Bo Ying Compound

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel have announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers that a product known as “Bo Ying Compound” may contain excessive amounts of lead. Bo Ying Compound is labeled for tretment of influenza in infants andchildren. The Rockland County Dept. of Health is asking parents and caregivers who have given this product to their children to stop using it and discard it, and to call your child’s doctor about a blood lead test.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.