Plans have been developed for emergency preparedness and bioterrorism to allow the Health Department to move very quickly to identify the emergency or disease, its possible source, and to minimize risk to Lake County citizens. These plans include mass medication distribution and mass vaccination capabilities. These responsibilities are possible by working in coordination with our public and private partners in the County. Public education on preparedness is an ongoing and important aspect of the program.
ALERT Lake County is an emergency preparedness website developed to keep residents informed and prepared. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Visit Alert Lake County.
The LCHD/CHC Emergency Management program is charged with the responsibility of being the lead agency in disasters involving public health as well as nuclear, environmental, chemical and biological acts of terrorism.