Getting Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse: Marion County Public Health Department’s Preparations to Keep You and Your Community Safe

Health Department Distributing Eclipse Glasses at Drive-Through Locations and Open House Event

In preparation for the upcoming total solar eclipse, the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of both the public and first responders during this event. Dr. Virginia A. Caine, director and chief medical officer of the health department, emphasized the importance of protecting vision and ensuring that first responders are equipped to navigate through increased traffic.

To help the community prepare for the eclipse, several events will be held across the city. These include a drive-through giveaway at Lafayette Square Mall on Tuesday, April 2, and Washington Square Mall on Thursday, April 4. Additionally, an open house will be held at the Marion County Public Health Department on Saturday, April 6, where attendees can receive health screenings, vaccines, and other services.

As Indianapolis falls within the path of totality on eclipse day, April 8th, there is a significant concern for heavy traffic and a large number of visitors traveling to the area. To manage this traffic flow and ensure public safety, all offices and clinics at Marion County Public Health Department will be closed on April 8th.

For more information on eclipse glasses giveaway events or general inquiries

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