Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are warning of the widespread confirmation of COVID-19 in Rockland. The cases are rising dramatically each day, and it is expected this trend will continue. Currently, there are 230 positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rockland County.
A third death occurred on March 18th, within Rockland County due to COVID-19. The decedent was 85 years old and had other significant health problems.
“As the case numbers continue to rise as testing continues to increase, it is now clear that COVID-19 is widespread within our community. I implore you to stay home to curb the spread of the disease. Your choices now and throughout this outbreak will make the difference between life and death for members of our community,” said Dr. Ruppert.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York State would be going under ‘PAUSE,’ a policy, which stands for Policies that Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone. This will place more restrictions on the entire state population and includes the cancellation of all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason. Additionally, all nonessential businesses will have 100% of their workforce stay home. Essential businesses are described here: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026