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 residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary offices in February can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.
The discount applies for up to two animals per household and is exclusively for pet owners who live in Will County. More than 20,169 pets have been treated since the program originated in 2007.
Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to visit the Community Health Center Dental Clinic for regular services and treatments
February is often the time people think about heart health. Dental is an equally important part of overall good wellbeing and February is a special time to focus on the dental health of children. The Will County Community Health Center operates a full service dental clinic for children and adults.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is announcing new protocols for public access to the County Office Building on 302 N. Chicago Street in Joliet. The protocols will be following strict CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of both the public and county employees. Bertino-Tarrant strongly encourages residents to call and schedule an appointment prior to traveling to the building.
“Our goal is to have safe, effective procedures to protect the public and our employees while maintaining high quality services for all who live, work, or do business in Will County,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience as we move through the necessary COVID-19 protocols to make our building accessible to the public.”
Limited indoor service allowed in restaurants and bars, meetings and social gatherings permitted up to 25 people.
Earlier today, Governor Pritzker announced that Region 7, which includes Will and Kankakee counties, will be moving into Tier 1 mitigations beginning Friday, January 22.
“This is great news for the many businesses who have suffered greatly during the pandemic and it demonstrates our resident’s commitment to observing mitigation guidelines. While we welcome this news, we urge both our business owners and our residents to carefully observe the Tier 1 mitigation guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “We must still take actions to protect ourselves from the virus – wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.”
Some offices within Will County government are re-opening and others are observing alternate business operations. Everyone is encouraged to call the office before planning a visit.
Please continue to observe the three W's:
Wear a mask.
Wash your hands.
Watch your distance.
With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois and the nation, the state is committed to listening to public health experts and following the science to keep people safe. Tier 3 builds on the Resurgence Mitigation Plan first released in July to suppress the spread of the virus and ensure our hospitals do not become overrun.
The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is asking for patience from the senior community and their families during the still very young “Vaccine Stage” of the “Covid-19 Pandemic Response.”
Shortly before Christmas, WCHD placed a survey on its website, allowing all Will County residents who intend to take the vaccine to register their interest, and offer important information concerning age range, pre-existing health conditions, occupation, and location of their residence.
When former Will County Executive Larry Walsh announced he would not seek reelection in 2020, it would be the first time in 16 years someone new would hold the position.
After all the ballots were counted, it would also be the first time a woman was elected to the office.
“When the late Larry Walsh Sr. said he was not going to run again, I knew it was an opportunity for me to come home and be able to focus on my community where I’ve been all my life,” said Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, who was sworn in to the executive position in December.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant appointed five people to boards in December.
The Will County Office Building will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of New Year's Day.
Favorable bond market provides opportunity for county to pass on savings
Through strategic financial planning and consistently high credit ratings, Will County will save more than $20 million in debt service payments on existing bonds over the next 25 years, or an average savings of $821,295 per year.
Health Department survey important to planning for future vaccine clinics
With the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out to more sectors of the population on almost a weekly basis, the Will County Health Department has set up an online registration portal and encourages residents to logon, take the survey, and register for future vaccine clinics.
Extends annual license deadline to March 1 and September 1
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to put additional burdens on local restaurant and bar owners, the Will County Board voted to amend its liquor license ordinance to extend the renewal fee due dates to March 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021. The current deadlines for renewal fees are January 1 and July 1. This change only applies to liquor licenses issued in the unincorporated areas of Will County.
Includes incentives for lighting and HVAC upgrades
For the last couple of years, Will County has been an active participant in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program which has yielded thousands of dollars in savings on energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades for the county.