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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Lake County Health Department is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to provide updates on our website and social media platforms.
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Contact Tracing: Preventing Further Spread of COVID-19

When a Lake County resident tests positive for COVID-19, contact tracers from the Lake County Health Department reach out to the infected person to provide information and support, and to identify others who may have had contact with the positive case. Staff notify these contacts of their possible exposure and help them understand next steps to prevent further spread of the disease. En español

  1. Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative

    Gov. Pritzker announced the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. The Lake County Health Department was among two local health departments in the state chosen to pilot the program. Read on...
  2. Gov. Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order to May 30

    On Thursday, April 23, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he would extend the stay-at-home order through May 30, with some modifications taking effect on May 1. Additional Info...
  3. Lake County Launches Coronavirus Data Hub

    Lake County has released a Coronavirus Data Hub to centralize data related to COVID-19 in Lake County, available at www.lakecountyil.gov/COVID19data. Read on...
  4. Lake County Announces First Coronavirus Deaths

    Lake County officials regret to announce that the first two Lake County residents have died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read on...
  5. Health Department Develops Guidance for Essential Staff Working During COVID-19

    The Lake County Health Department has developed guidance for employers currently operating to protect staff and customers’ health: Read on...
  6. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces “stay-at-home" order

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home" order to take effect Saturday evening, March 21 and continue through Tuesday, April 7. The order is in place to protect the health of people in our community and the health care system. Read on...
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