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

As the total solar eclipse approaches, the Marion County Public Health Department in Indianapolis is taking proactive measures to ensure public safety during this event. Dr. Virginia A. Caine, the health department’s director and chief medical officer, emphasized the importance of protecting vision and ensuring the safety of first responders who will be navigating through increased traffic.

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

As Indianapolis falls within the path of totality on eclipse day on April 8th there is a significant concern for heavy traffic and a large number of visitors traveling to the area. In response to this concern, all offices and clinics of the health department will be closed on that day to help manage traffic flow and ensure public safety.

For more information about these events or general inquiries individuals can contact WRTV reporter Vic Ryckaert at victor.ryckaert@wrtv.com or find him on Twitter: @vicryc

By Aiden Nguyen

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