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Preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse: How Indianapolis is Protecting Vision and Ensuring Public Safety

BySamantha Jones

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

To help alleviate congestion on the day of the eclipse, which will occur on April 8th, 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 this once-in-a-lifetime event. In preparation, all offices and clinics at Marion County Public Health Department will be closed on April 8th to accommodate visitors.

During these events leading up to totality, attendees can receive services such as sports physicals, dental health screenings, blood pressure checks, vaccines for children, and flu and Covid-19 shots. The health department will distribute glasses and provide safe-viewing information at three events: Lafayette Square Mall on April 2nd, Washington Square Mall on April 4th and a special open house at Marion County Public Health Department on April 6th.

For more information regarding eclipse glasses distribution or any other queries individuals should contact WRTV reporter Vic Ryckaert via email at victor.ryckaert@wrtv.com or on Twitter @vicryc

By Samantha Jones

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