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Governor Pritzker holds news conference at Will County Health Department to Announce New COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts for Will and Kankakee Counties

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Governor Pritzker held a press conference Tues. Aug. 25 at the Will County Health Department to announce the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be implementing new COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Region 7, the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, beginning Wednesday, August 26 after the region reached 8 percent positivity for three days.

When Should You Wear a Mask?

Indoors? Outdoors? Both!

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Whether you’re supporting a movement, or visiting a farmer’s market, you should be wearing your mask outdoors in public spaces. Please do your part to help slow the spread and remember to wear your mask outdoors when you are unable to keep a safe 6ft distance from others.

Will County Launches its CARES Act Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $15,000 in grant assistance. Applications accepted Aug 24-Sep 28, 2020.

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Will County officials are encouraging any small business owner impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for relief funding. Through the CARES Act recently passed by the U.S. Congress, Will County will receive more than $120 million of this federal funding, of which $24 million is earmarked for small businesses.

Will County Executive Winfrey Presents FY2021 Budget

Budget is balanced and meets all debt obligations and reflects slight increase in revenue

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At the August meeting of the Will County Board, County Executive Denise Winfrey presented the 2021 budget of $567 million. The budget is balanced and includes slight increase in the overall projected revenue, despite a challenging economic year.

New Will County Health Department building is ready to serve

County Executive Winfrey & Executive Director Sue Olenek highlight building’s features

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Will County’s new Health Department building is filled with state of the art equipment and services to continue its mission to protect the public health of the county. Recently, County Executive Denise Winfrey was treated to a personal tour from Executive Director Sue Olenek.

Will County Discusses Plans for Distribution of CARES ACT Funding

County to distribute more than $120 million with local municipalities, small business, farmers, non-profits, and social service agencies

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Last week, the Will County Board held a special ad-hoc committee meeting to decide additional allocations of more than $120.5 million in funding from the federal CARES Act.

Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

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Methods of delivery may have changed but important job search assistance is still available to residents

Today, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) piloted a new service at its 2400 Glenwood Avenue location for job seekers – a drive thru job fair. Participants were able to speak with multiple companies from the safety of their vehicles, while observing social distancing and wearing a mask.



Will County Health Department offering COVID-19 testing at sites across the county

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The Will County Health Department is offering COVID-19 testing at sites cross the county.

No appointments taken, first come first served.
No insurance needed
No one is turned away
No payment required
Hours are 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the health department's COVID-19 Hotline at (815) 740-8977.

Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey sworn in as Interim County Executive at special county board meeting

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In a special meeting today of the Will County Board, Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) was sworn in as interim County Executive. Winfrey succeeds Lawrence M. Walsh, who died on June 3, 2020. Winfrey is the first woman and the first minority to serve as Will County Executive.
 

Will County Executive Larry Walsh loses battle to cancer; leaves long career in public service and unique legacy behind

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Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh, a loving husband, proud father and grandfather, faithful farmer, dedicated public servant, and lifelong Will County resident, died Wednesday night at his home in Elwood, Illinois. He was 72.

Will County Officials report limited damage to buildings during recent disturbances; Remain focused on safety for residents and businesses

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In light of recent tumultuous actions, both locally and regionally, Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey and Will County Executive Chief of Staff Nick Palmer encourage residents to keep protests peaceful. There was very little impact to county buildings during recent riot activity that affected many businesses across the county.

Workforce Center of Will County offers new career coach services via Zoom

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Many other programs available to job seekers and
businesses impacted by the COVID crisis

As unemployment numbers across the country reach record highs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) continues to offer important services to both job seekers and businesses during this unprecedented time.
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Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions

Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions

While nearly half the population of Will County is fully vaccinated, local officials are cautioning residents to continue COVID-19 precautions as the number of Delta variant cases are increasing. These precautions include frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask in public places for those who are unvaccinated.

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Will County to Require Masks at County Buildings

Will County to Require Masks at County Buildings

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is announcing new protocols around face coverings at Will County Buildings. Starting Monday, August 2, the public, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering any county building and during any time spent in county buildings.
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Save the Date

Save the Date

Federal, State, and Local officials to share new idea in addressing opioid crisis.

The stage is set for the 10th anniversary of the Hero Helps Community Forum to be held from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15 at the Romeoville Athletic and Events Center.
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