Welcome to the Kankakee County Health Department

Prepare to Stay Safe and Warm this Winter

winter family

Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing including mittens, hats, scarves, and waterproof boots.

winter snowblower

 

Work slowly when doing outside chores. Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches.

winter cars

 

When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions. Pack extra warm clothes and/or blankets in case of emergency.

 

winter elderly

Be ready to check on family and neighbors who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards.

 

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead.

Winterize your home, check your heating systems and home safety devices and prepare your cars.

Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults. Keep pets safe and warm.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission:

The Kankakee County Health Department believes that it is the right of all citizens to have access to a broad continuum of community-based services that protect, maintain and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community, and provide a safe and healthy environment.

The department continually assesses the health needs and resources available, promotes development of appropriate needed programs and assures that quality services are acceptable, available, accessible and accountable. These services are delivered in a manner that respects individual and community dignity, values and rights as well as established federal, state and local standards.

Adopted March 6, 1995