Rockland Counties State of Emergency is slated to end this week as Executive Ed Day says he will allow it to laps.
“With all of Rockland’s numbers steadily decreasing there is no need for a continued local State of Emergency,” Day said. “Last March we acted to protect the health and safety of our friends and neighbors and while these past 15 months have been difficult, we have overcome so much. I have witnessed so many examples of neighbors coming together, regardless of age, gender, race, or religion, to support each other during the pandemic and I hope to see that continue as we continue taking steps towards normalcy. Emergency Orders and powers are intended to be temporary; we do not live in an autocracy. It is now time to return to the regular governance of our participatory democracy and I urge the Governor to take the same action on the state level as an emergency no longer exists.”