Will County Health Department to close during COVID-19 crisis


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The Will County Health Department is closing its doors. The Department announced today employees will continue to work from home. On Saturday, Will County Health Department reported 156 cases of COVID-19 with four deaths.

“For the safety of our clients and staff, and due to the number of Coronavirus cases we are working on, we have decided it is safest to work remotely,” said WCHD Executive Director Sue Olenek in a press release Saturday.

The move, beginning Monday, is an attempt to continue social distancing efforts and work from home, a statement said Saturday.  Beginning Monday, the building will allow neither clients or  staff inside.  Both locations in Joliet and Boilingbrook will be working remotely. 

Community Health Center locations will continue to operate but are asked to call in advance if they do not have an appointment at 815-727-8670.  Visitors should be prepared to be screened at the door.

Essential services can be reached at 815-727-8480.  A COVID-19 Hotline will continue operations as well.  That number is 815-740-8977.


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