Rockland Legislature Cancels Committee Meetings Amid COVID-19 | WAMC

Rockland Legislature Cancels Committee Meetings Amid COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020

The Rockland County Legislature has cancelled committee meetings and is restructuring its full board sessions in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chairman Alden Wolfe says the legislature is acting to protect the health of the public and county employees. Instead of holding committee meetings, chairs of each committee are being asked to review their agendas and determine which items should be placed on the full legislative agenda for March 18. The Legislature will follow the same procedure for its next full meeting on April 7. Wolfe says full board meetings are necessary to ensure the continuity of county government, adding, “What we do must, by law, be open and in front of the public and we would have it no other way.”

The public can get answers to general COVID-19 questions by calling the state hotline at 1-888-364-3065 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily to speak with a New York State Health Department expert. After hours, please leave a voicemail message that will be returned.