Will County Board Of Health Meeting June 15, 2022
WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Will County Board of Health meeting will be held in person at:
Will County Health Department
501 ELLA AVENUE
JOLIET, IL 60433
CONFERENCE ROOM 1005A / 1005B
JUNE 15, 2022 – 3:00PM
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.
With an upcoming stretch of high temperatures expected in Illinois, the Will County Emergency Management Agency is advising residents of measures they can take during severe heat conditions to stay safe and healthy. These measures include being mindful of heat-related illnesses and being aware of the availability of local cooling centers.
The Will County Health Department’s Environmental Health division announced that mosquitoes trapped in Mokena, Frankfort and Plainfield tested positive for West Nile virus [WNV]. These results represent the first WNV positive mosquitoes identified in Will County this year. Will County residents are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases.
The Will County Health Department is reminding everyone of basic food safety tips they should follow in order to reduce the chance of getting a foodborne illness during this summer cookout season.
Beginning each year on Mother’s Day, we celebrate National Women’s Health Week to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority. View some of the best ways women can prioritize their physical and emotional health.