COVID-19 Updates

The Lake County Health Department is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Our priority is the health and safety of our residents, and we continue to use every available resource to prepare our communities for the spread of COVID-19.

For the most current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus websites.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Weekly Newsletter

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  1. Lake County Vaccine Providers Administer Over 1 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

    The Lake County Health Department is pleased to share that Lake County vaccine providers have administered over 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Lake County residents. Additional Info...
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Has Expanded to Children 5-11 Years Old

    The Health Department encourages parents to get their eligible children vaccinated to protect them from COVID-19. Read more
  3. Water Street Vaccination Site to Close on October 11

    As colder weather approaches, the Water Street location will close for vaccinations but remain open for testing through the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additional Info...
  4. Lake, McHenry counties encourage vaccination amidst high community transmission

    The Lake County Health Department and the McHenry County Department of Health want to remind residents that the best way to prevent COVID-19 infection and severe illness is to get vaccinated. Additional Info...
  5. Lake County Experiencing Substantial COVID-19 Community Transmission

    As of July 31, 2021, Lake County is experiencing ”substantial” community transmission per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Lake County Health Department recommends additional precautions including masking in indoor settings. Additional Info...
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Lake County COVID-19 News Releases and Newsletters