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Preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse: Marion County Public Health Department Distributes Eclipse Glasses and Offers Additional Services

BySamantha Nguyen

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 preparing for the upcoming total solar eclipse by distributing eclipse glasses at various events throughout the city next week. The department’s director, Dr. Virginia A. Caine, emphasized the importance of protecting vision and ensuring the safety of first responders as traffic is expected to increase significantly during the eclipse.

The health department will distribute glasses and provide safe-viewing information at three different events: 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. During the open house 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.

On the day of the eclipse, Indianapolis will experience totality where the moon will completely block out the sun. Public safety officials are anticipating heavy traffic and a large number of visitors coming to the city for the event. To help alleviate congestion, the Marion County Public Health Department has decided to close all offices and clinics on April 8.

For further information or any questions regarding this matter individuals can contact WRTV reporter Vic Ryckaert by email at victor.ryckaert@wrtv.com or on Twitter at @vicryc

By Samantha Nguyen

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