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Will County Health Department reports 114 new Coronavirus cases

The Will County Health Department on Thursday reported 13,764 Coronavirus cases, an increase of 114 from Wednesday, while reported deaths from the virus increased by two to 378.

Health department reminder on suicide awarness

One of the major concerns during the Coronavirus Pandemic has been its impact on behavioral health issues. And there is little doubt that the scariest issue, sometimes whispered and sometimes spoken out loud, has been its possible impact on the ...

VVSD Health Services reminded about student Immunizations

In this time of great concern about the COVID-19 virus, be certain your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. This helps protect your child against disease and illness.

Strong push for pediatric flu shots during COVID

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommend parents get their children vaccinated against influenza. This year both organizations agree the flu shot is more important than ever, because ...

Will County returns to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois plan

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday that Region 7, which includes the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, could return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The move back to Phase ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during COVID pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

More rabid bats found in Will County

The Will County Health Department reported two more bats being identified as positive for rabies, bringing the total number for this year to five. One was located in St. Peter’s Church, 12 Sauk Trail, in Frankfort. The pastor was notified ...

Pin Pals give senior citizens comfort in times of no visits

thetimesweekly.com The most vulnerable age group for contracting COVID-19 is senior citizens. And seniors living in congregate settings like nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been the hardest hit with coronavirus illness. To combat the spread of the virus, ...

How to stay healthy now – get vaccinated

There’s a lot of time, energy and money going into developing a vaccine against COVID-19. Until that happens, health leaders say it’s even more important, particularly for older adults, to get the vaccines that are available. Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 ...

Governor imposes stricter COVID plan for region in Will County

Gov. J.B. Pritzker makes stop in Will County at the Health Department where he presented on Tuesday, stricter measures that will avert the Coronavirus spread in the region. He explained why stricter measures need to be put in place to ...

First rabid bats of 2020 confirmed in Will County

The Will County Health Department Environmental Health Division is reporting the first two Will County rabid bats of 2020. One was found in the 1500 block of Marion Drive in Wilmington. A family of five was exposed to the bat, ...

West Nile virus Mosquito’s found in the area

Thetimesweekly.com Although it has been a slow year thus far for West Nile Virus activity among mosquitoes, the Will County Health Department advises residents that caution still must be upheld during these summer months. The Illinois Department of Public Health ...

Leading by example

County Executive Denise Winfrey gives blood at the annual Will County employees’ blood drive on Thursday.

Pritzker launches new awareness campaign encouraging face coverings

In an effort to get everyone in Illinois on board with the importance of wearing face coverings in public, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launching a new $5 million awareness campaign.

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