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Marion County Public Health Department Prepares for Total Solar Eclipse: Distributing Glasses and Closing Offices to Ensure Safety

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Health Department giving away eclipse glasses through drive-thru and open house events

The Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis is taking precautions to ensure the safety of its residents during the upcoming total solar eclipse. The department has been distributing eclipse glasses at various events throughout the city next week.

Dr. Virginia A. Caine, director of the health department, emphasized the importance of protecting vision and ensuring the safety of first responders as traffic is expected to increase significantly during the eclipse. To help alleviate congestion, the health department has closed all offices and clinics on April 8, the day of totality when the moon will completely block out the sun.

In addition to distributing glasses and providing safe-viewing information at Lafayette Square Mall on April 2, Washington Square Mall on April 4, and a special open house at the Marion County Public Health Department on April 6, attendees can also receive services such as sports physicals, dental health screenings, blood pressure checks, vaccines for children, and flu and Covid-19 shots during the open house.

For further information about eclipse preparedness and events in Indianapolis, individuals can contact WRTV reporter Vic Ryckaert by email at victor.ryckaert@wrtv.com or on Twitter at @vicryc.

By Samantha Jones

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