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Total Solar Eclipse Preparedness in Indianapolis: Health Department Hosts Open House and Distributes Eclipse Glasses

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 taking proactive measures to prepare for the upcoming total solar eclipse. The department will be distributing eclipse glasses and providing safe-viewing information at several events throughout the city next week, including 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 will not only receive eclipse glasses but also have access to various health services such as sports physicals, dental health screenings, blood pressure checks, vaccines for children, and flu and Covid-19 shots. 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.

On the day of the eclipse, April 8, 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 updates regarding this matter please contact WRTV reporter Vic Ryckaert via email at victor.ryckaert@wrtv.com or follow him on Twitter @vicryc

By Samantha Nguyen

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