Will County Executive Denise Winfrey gives an update to the members of the Joliet Kiwanis Club on Mon. Nov. 16 through video conferencing. She talked about the county's largest capital campaign in its history that culminated in the opening of the courthouse earlier this month. Winfrey also talked about the challenges of county government maintaining important services to its residents in the midst of a pandemic.
Residents encouraged to contact individual offices via telephone or email
With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rising across the state of Illinois, Will County Executive Denise Winfrey will close the County Office Building to the public beginning Monday, November 16.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.
Three Regions Advance to Tier 2 Mitigations as Rolling Positivity Rates Continues to Steadily Increase
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in Region 5 (Southern Illinois), Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties), and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. These regions are seeing a test positivity rate that remains above 8 percent and continues to rise after more than 14-days under Tier 1 mitigations, which exceeds the threshold set for establishing additional mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.
With the holiday season fast approaching and the number of COVID cases continuing to rise, the Center for Disease Control is offering these important tips for all of us and our families to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.
The Will County Health Department is offering a list of Free Covid-19 testing sites across Will County. For more information, call the COVID-19 Resource Coordinator at (815) 740-8984.
Illinois officials urge residents to stay vigilant in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19
Will County has assembled a map of food banks across the county which is listed on its website. The maps include listings for micro pantries, mobile food pantry stops, and municipal food pantries.
On Tuesday, October 13, local officials from Will County, the City of Joliet, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metra, and Pace gathered to honor the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh. Walsh was instrumental in expanding mass transit services across Will County and was a champion improving mass transit options for the senior and disabled populations in the county.
October is Energy Efficiency Month. Visit the Will County Green page to learn what you can do to save energy and money in your home and business.
County partnering with Village of Romeoville to host this innovative event
Due to the continued success of its drive-thru job fairs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will be hosting an event from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 at the Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road.
Census Workers will be at the Will County Office Building Oct. 2 & 5
Representatives from the U.S. Census will be in front of the Will County Office Building from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 and Monday, Oct. 5 for anyone who has not completed the 2020 Census. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the deadline for completing the census has been extended to Oct. 31.
Help Shape Our Future -- Complete the 2020 U.S. Census today!
Will County Executive Denise Winfrey (center) encourages all people in Will County to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. A correct count ensures fair representation in the state and federal legislation, equitable portion of federal funding, and important data that will impact communities for the next decade.
Recovery rate at 96 percent
Across the State of Illinois, the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) is reporting a recovery rate of 96 percent for individuals contracting COVID-19, even with the state also reporting a record number of tests being performed and more positive cases. Meanwhile, Will County is also seeing a higher compliance among residents for wearing masks and social distancing.
Staff at the Workforce Center of Will County are certified and ready to assist residents with job search and skills training
Since 2012, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) has chosen September to raise awareness about the importance of workforce development to the national economy. The NADWP recognizes the critical link workforce development professionals provide between businesses, job seekers, education and training resources. Locally, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) professionals have worked hard to attain credentials and certifications specific to the employment industry.