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WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT & COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Will County Board Of Health Meeting June 15, 2022

Will County Board Of Health Meeting June 15, 2022

Due to the sharp reduction in COVID-19 positive cases in Will County, the movement from substantial community transmission to low community transmission, the increase in icu bed availability, and the lifting of the mask mandate by governor Pritzker, the board of health president has determined that meeting in person is both practical and prudent for all meetings of the Will County Board of Health effective march 11, 2022.

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Will County Board Of Health Meeting June 15, 2022

Board of Health Agenda May 18, 2022

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT The Will County Board of Health meeting will be held  in person at:501 ELLA AVENUEJOLIET, IL 60433 CONFERENCE ROOM 1005A / 1005B Due to the sharp reduction in COVID-19 positive cases in Will County, the movement from substantial community...

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Area Organizations Bring Vital Resources to the Community

Area Organizations Bring Vital Resources to the Community

On February 26, the Will County Health Department working with a number of local organizations brought COVID-19 vaccinations, health testing and screenings, gift cards, employment services, mental health and substance use resources, hygiene products, hot meals and food boxes, and much more to Will County residents in need.

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Will County Board Of Health Meeting June 15, 2022

Will County Board of Health Meeting March 16, 2022

Due to the sharp reduction in COVID-19 positive cases in Will County, the movement from substantial community transmission to low community transmission, the increase in ICU bed availability, and the lifting of the mask mandate by Governor Pritzker, the Board of Health President has determined that meeting in person is both practical and prudent for all meetings of the will county board of health effective march 11, 2022.

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WCHD’s Medical Reserve Corps Donate Over 10,000 Volunteer Hours During COVID-19

WCHD’s Medical Reserve Corps Donate Over 10,000 Volunteer Hours During COVID-19

By the end February, Will County Health Department’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers had donated 10,040 hours valued at $379,074.00 during the COVID-19 response mission (and counting). During the pandemic, staffing at most organizations proved difficult. The dedication of the WCHD MRC volunteers made scheduling over 200 on-site clinics and over 60 off-site clinics significantly more manageable.

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Mask Wearing in Schools Still Recommended

Mask Wearing in Schools Still Recommended

Aware of the most recent judicial rulings regarding schools and their practices with respect to COVID-19 mitigation strategies, Will County Health Department [WCHD] wants to reaffirm its recommendation that schools follow the most recent Illinois Department of Public Health [IDPH] school guidance concerning masking, testing, quarantine and isolation.

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6th Annual WCHD State of the Agency Address

6th Annual WCHD State of the Agency Address

On Friday, January 21, Susan Olenek, Executive Director of the Will County Health Department [WCHD], gave her annual State of the Agency address. Director Olenek praised the department for its work during the pandemic. Even with staffing short-ages and the challenges COVID-19 creates, WCHD and the Community Health Center [CHC] maintained their 38 programs and continued to serve the people of Will County.

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