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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

Please explore our website which is filled with important information about services and departments within the County Executive office as well as connections to other county officials’ websites.

Will County is diverse, vibrant, and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 
 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

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Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions
Anastasia Tuskey
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Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions

Number of positive cases in the county are on the rise

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.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is very effective in protecting the public health and controlling the number of positive cases,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “But this virus continues to mutate and produce other variants that can make people sick. We are encouraging people to protect their health and get vaccinated.”

There is concern about the rising Delta variant cases across the United States and without a national protocol, each region must make decisions based upon local data.

“The COVID-19 has different effects across the country,” said Will County Health Department Epidemiologist Alpesh Patel. “Working with the Illinois Department of Public Health, we have been closely monitoring the rise in the number of positive cases in Will County in recent weeks. Now is the time to slow down and resume our precautions to limit the spread as much as possible.”

Patel encourages people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. And while it may not totally prevent any infection, people may not get as sick and die from the virus. Getting vaccinated will substantially decrease transmission of the variants. The more people vaccinated, the less transmission of any COVID strain.

“The research has proven the vaccine is effective in preventing and/or reducing the intensity of the Delta variant infection,” he said. “Being fully vaccinated, could mean the difference between life and death as we continue to learn more about this Delta variant.”

For information about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in Will County, visit www.willcountyhealth.org/vaccine-locations/.
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