Rockland: Mask-up, Get Vaccinated, Get Boosted, Get Tested, Stay Home When You are Sick

The Rockland County Health Commissioner, Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, is urging all Rockland residents to protect themselves from the current surge of COVID-19.

Omicron (B.1.1.529) is the newest fast-spreading variant that was first detected in the United States on December 1, 2021. The week that ended January 9th, there were 10,507 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rockland County.

This dramatic increase in cases includes mostly Omicron along with other previous variants such as Delta. For the latest COVID-19 data, visit the Rockland County Coronavirus Dashboard Hub page:

Due to the high volume of cases, the Rockland County Department of Health is unable to routinely contact all positive COVID-19 cases and contacts reported to us through lab-confirmed testing. Do not report a positive home test to the health department since it cannot be verified. Those who require isolation orders or release notices should use the self-service options on our COVID-19 webpage:…/health/coronavirus-covid-19/

“It is even more important for everyone who did not yet get their initial vaccine series to get it right away. Ensuring as many people as possible, age five and older, are fully vaccinated remains the most effective action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With this new variant circulating, I encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible and to get a booster dose, if eligible, for maximum protection. Anyone with questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines should talk to their doctor,” said County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert.

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