IDPH offering special resource during COVID-19 crisis
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources. Land line users can call (217) 545-5100 for assistance.
Despite extraordinary efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, officials from Sunny Hill Nursing Home, the Will County-owned skilled nursing care facility, have reported one resident has tested positive for the virus.
The Resource Recovery and Energy Division, under the Land Use Department, has been actively involved in statewide and Chicagoland discussions about ways to address the impact of COVID-19 as it relates to collection services.
The County building will reopen on Monday, April 13 for limited public access as a result of changes in county services due to COVID 19.
Please call first before visiting any office located in the county building.
Federal Stimulus and Unemployment FAQ
Important information regarding Unemployment Benefits and filing procedures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
In an effort to centralize communication from various elected officials’ offices, county departments, and agencies relating to the coronavirus crisis, the Will County Executive Office’s IT department has created a COVID-19 page on its website.
Daily Operations at Adult Detention Center have changed also
Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley is announcing changes to the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office, Public Safety Building, 16911 W. Laraway Road in Joliet and to the Adult Detention Facility, 95 S. Chicago Street, and Video Visitation Building, 20 S. Chicago Street in Joliet.
On Monday, the Continuum of Care, a network of agencies and service providers working to end homelessness, released the Emergency Housing Assistance Plan to provide safe shelter for the homeless and those at risk of losing shelter.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Workforce Center of Will County is closed to the public until April 7, 2020. Updated information will be posted on our websites www.jobs4people.org and www.will.works
Will County Executive Larry Walsh on Monday issued a Proclamation of a Disaster for Will County in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak across the county. This proclamation will activate the county’s emergency response plans to assist the residents during this time.
As of March 20, 2020 and due to COVID-19. The Sunny Hill Tuberculosis Clinic will only screen and manage active cases of Tuberculosis. We are temporary suspending Tuberculin testing, IGRA’s (blood test), and X-rays. We do not know how long this suspension will last, but we will let you know when normal clinical operation resumes.
Officials from the Will County Veterans Assistance Commission are taking protective measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), effective immediately.
Will County officials are encouraging residents to reference the Illinois Department of Public Health or the Center for Disease Control for additional information about the coronavirus or COVID-19. These sites give lots of information about the number of cases in the state and nationally as well as background information on coronavirus and recommended treatments.
Will County officials held a press conference today to discuss steps that the county is taking to address concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Officials stressed that the general public is safe and that there has not been an outbreak or any reports of coronavirus in Will County to date.
In preparation for the opening of the new Will County Courthouse scheduled for later this year, and to accommodate construction on the reopening of Chicago Street, access to the parking lot on the East side of the building will be reconfigured.