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Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Resources Available for Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is reminding residents in need of rental, mortgage, or utility payments that financial assistance is still available for those impacted by economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows an announcement by the Illinois Housing Development Authority of a second application period for Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) funds opening on December 6th.

Will County Health Department offers safety tips to ensure healthy and happy holiday gatherings

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The Will County Health Department reminds residents to continue to observe COVID-19 safety protocols at upcoming family gatherings. Because of the availability of the vaccine and the growing number of people who are receiving the vaccine, many families are expected to resume traditional celebrations.

WILL COUNTY RECEIVED $40.5 MILLION IN RENTAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS FROM LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

RENTAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE TO AVOID EVICTION

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that 3,687 completed applications, totaling $40,531,273 in rental assistance, have been received through the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) to help residents and landlords who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will County to Require Masks at County Buildings

COVID Infections on the rise amongst unvaccinated

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is announcing new protocols around face coverings at Will County Buildings. Starting Monday, August 2, the public, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering any county building and during any time spent in county buildings.

Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions

Number of positive cases in the county are on the rise

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While nearly half the population of Will County is fully vaccinated, local officials are cautioning residents to continue COVID-19 precautions as the number of Delta variant cases are increasing. These precautions include frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask in public places for those who are unvaccinated.

Will County to offer third round of Small Business Grants to local businesses that have not received previous CARES funding

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Will County officials announced it will begin accepting applications for up to at $10,000 grant from local small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Small Business Grant Program. Businesses in highly impacted industries, such as restaurants, bars or taverns, events or performing arts venues, museums, and fitness centers will be given preference.

WILL COUNTY VACCINATIONS TRIPLE, 25.36% OF RESIDENTS ARE FULLY VACCINATED

Will County moves to sixth most vaccinated county in the State

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The Will County Executive and Will County Health Department (WCHD) today announced that in the past six weeks, Will County has tripled the number of fully vaccinated individuals from 7.10 percent on March 9 to 25.36 percent on April 23 – moving the county to the sixth most vaccinated county in Illinois, up from 90th in the same time period.
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