Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Lake County, Illinois Information

The Lake County Health Department is closely monitoring a fast-changing pandemic of a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. Our priority is the health and safety of our residents, and we continue to use every available resource to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Recent Updates

July 17, 2020
The Lake County Health Department recommends that individuals returning from an area with widespread community transmission self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor their symptoms daily. Visit our Community Guidance and Resources page for more information.

June 26, 2020
As part of the Northeast region, Lake County entered Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. This means:

  • More businesses will be able to open following state safety guidelines;
  • Gatherings of 50 people or fewer will be permitted while social distancing and wearing face coverings;
  • Restaurants and bars will be able to reopen with capacity limits and safety measures;
  • Non-essential travel can resume; and
  • Childcare and schools can reopen under guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

View Phase 4 Reopening Guidelines and Toolkits

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Testing

Find testing locations and criteria for Lake County, Illinois

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How to Protect Yourself and Others

Everyone has a roll to play in keeping our communities healthy and safe

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing

Learn about the Health Department’s efforts to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to COVID-19

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Community Guidance and Resources

Find information and resources for your community and/or organization to prepare and take action

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How to Get Help

Find resources to help yourself and your family during this unprecedented time

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How You Can Help

Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses by following these steps.

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COVID-19 Service Modifications and Closures

Find service modification and closure information for Lake County Government

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Health Department Service Modifications and Closures

Find service modification and closure information for Community Health Centers

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COVID-19 FAQs

Find answers to questions you have about COVID-19 from the Health Department, IDPH, and CDC

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Communication Resources

Help share free resources including toolkits, fact sheets, flyers, posters, and videos

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  • COVID-19 in Lake County: Contact the Lake County Health Department at COVID19@lakecountyil.gov    
  • COVID-19 and other communicable diseases: Contact the Lake County Health Department Communicable Disease program at (847) 377-8130
  • COVID-19 Relief and Recovery in Lake County: Contact Lake County Communications at (847) 377-2154 or communications@lakecountyil.gov    
  • COVID-19 in Illinois: Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV    
  • Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan: Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931 or DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV    
  • Phase 4 Guidelines for Businesses: Contact the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity at 1-800-252-2923 or CEO.support@illinois.gov.    

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