Will serve residents age 65+, First Responders, Teachers in Wilmington and Monee to win battle against COVID-19
The Will County Executive Office and Will County Health Department today announced another milestone in beating the COVID-19 virus by opening Community Vaccination Clinics in Wilmington beginning the week of March 22 and Monee beginning the week of March 29.
Earlier today, Will County officials and its construction trade partners signed a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the $45 million renewable natural gas (RNG) plant approved for construction at the county-owned Prairie View landfill. The agreement, signed by Will County, Harbour Contractors, Will & Grundy Counties Building Trades Council and Three Rivers Construction Alliance, paves the way for hiring local, skilled craftsman to work on the multi-million dollar project.
Nearly 100,000 seniors anxious to receive the vaccine, county only receiving shipments in 2,000 doses increments.
Calls to the Will County Health Department COVID-19 hotline are topping more than 800 per day, some days reaching 1,000 calls per day, which is overwhelming the current system as residents in the 1b category, 65+, are trying to schedule appointments for the vaccines.
Will County has developed a vaccination program which utilizes a collaborative partnership between the county Health Department and over 40 different providers including local hospitals, EMS providers, pharmacies and other healthcare providers.
Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary offices in February can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.
The discount applies for up to two animals per household and is exclusively for pet owners who live in Will County. More than 20,169 pets have been treated since the program originated in 2007.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is announcing new protocols for public access to the County Office Building on 302 N. Chicago Street in Joliet. The protocols will be following strict CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of both the public and county employees. Bertino-Tarrant strongly encourages residents to call and schedule an appointment prior to traveling to the building.
“Our goal is to have safe, effective procedures to protect the public and our employees while maintaining high quality services for all who live, work, or do business in Will County,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience as we move through the necessary COVID-19 protocols to make our building accessible to the public.”
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant appointed six people to County boards.
For weeks, James Ingram told everyone that when the coronavirus vaccine came to Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County he wanted to be first to get it.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant appointed five people to boards in December.
Will County residents behind on rent or mortgage because of the impact of COVID-19 have a consortium of local agencies to apply to for payment assistance.