Lawmakers demand NY put COVID mass vaccine sites in Orange, Rockland

Nancy Cutler

March 02, 2021

Originally published in Rockland/Westchester Journal News on March 02, 2021.

Assemblyman Zebrowski (left), Senator Skoufis (center), Senator Reichlin-Melnick (right)

State lawmakers want to mandate state-run COVID-19 mass vaccination sites for any county outside New York City that has a population of more than 300,000. Those parameters fit just two counties, and neither currently houses a state vaccine clinic: Rockland and Orange counties.

"This is a grave issue that our two counties face," Sen. James Skoufis said on Monday as he, Sen. Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski stood in a municipal park across from Main Street from the Rockland County Courthouse.