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GUIDELINES FOR HALLOWEEN AND OTHER FALL ACTIVITIES TO KEEP FAMILIES HEALTHY

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

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The Will County Health Department (WCHD) has released updated guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help people celebrate Halloween and other Fall festivities more safely, as the County continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are committed to keeping everyone in Will County healthy and safe this Fall Holiday Season,” said Sue Olenek, Executive Director of the WCHD. “These precautionary guidelines are simple actions we can each take to enjoy trick-or-treating, fall festivals and Día de los Muertos and keep each other safe, especially children younger than 12 years old, since a vaccine is not yet available for them.”

Olenek said that the most effective way to protect against the virus is to get vaccinated. The Health Department continues to hold vaccination clinics and work with partners throughout Will County to provide free vaccines. To find the nearest location, visit www.willcountyhealth.org for the most up to date information.

“As families and individuals throughout Will County celebrate this fall, I join the Health Department in encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to stay safe and protect themselves from COVID-19,” said Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive. “I also want to urge individuals who have not been vaccinated to consider getting the vaccine to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.”

View the guidelines released by the State of Illinois Health Department at willcountyillinois.com