State of the art, 73,000 square feet building enhances delivery of critical public health services
Officials from Will County and the local health community today celebrated a ribbon cutting to dedicate the new state of the art, 73,000 square feet health department building which houses important public health programs, such as food safety inspections, outpatient mental health, better birth outcomes, and immunizations.
Join Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Health Department Executive Director Susan Olenek, Illinois Department of Public Health Assistant Director Dr. Amaal Tokars, and other county and local leaders, and members of the health community to celebrate a ribbon cutting of the Will County Health Complex, located at 501 Ella Ave.
As the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the nation continues to rise, Will County health officials are promoting safe, accessible vaccinations in all parts of the county.
COVID Infections on the rise amongst unvaccinated
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.
Number of positive cases in the county are on the rise
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.
More than 13,000 pounds of textiles were kept out of Prairie View Landfill because of an annual collection event held at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St.
Will County moves to sixth most vaccinated county in the State
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.
Residents urged to schedule vaccine and practice COVID-19 safety as Will County COVID-19 cases rise in past two weeks.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Will County Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek announced today that the health department will move to open scheduling on Monday, April 12, as Will County moves to universal eligibility for individuals 16 and older.
The Will County Executive Office and the Will County Health Department today unveiled a new online search feature that makes it easier to find a vaccine in Will County while encouraging all residents over the age of 65 to get vaccinated as the State of Illinois announced it will advance to Phase 5 of Restore Illinois by April 12.
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.
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 Executive Larry Walsh said the groundbreaking for the new Health Department and Tuberculosis Clinic was another day “that has been a long time coming.”
The Will County Health Department announced Thursday that a bird picked up in Naperville had West Nile Virus, making it the first confirmed case in an animal in the county in 2016.
The Will County Health Department’s vision and hearing program will celebrate 50 years of providing screenings to the community with an open house on Friday.