Information for Specific Groups

Businesses and Employers 

Communities and Faith-Based Organizations 

First Responders and Law Enforcement 

Healthcare Providers and Hospitals 

The Health Department is directing people who think they have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, to call their primary care provider. Please contact the Lake County Health Department Communicable Disease program to arrange for the patient to be assessed if they meet the criteria for a Persons Under Investigation (PUI).

Schools and Childcare Programs 


COVID-19 is spreading worldwide. CDC recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel. If you must travel, follow the recommendations in the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice, in addition to any travel health recommendations provided on the webpage for your destination.

Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease. These groups should consider postponing nonessential travel and avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships.

Basic tips for travelers include:

  • Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Travelers should monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning from travel.
  • Travelers that are sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing should stay home and call ahead before seeking medical care.

COVID-19 Conference Calls 

The Lake County Health Department hosts conference calls every week to provide COVID-19 updates to businesses and employers, faith-based organizations, and municipal leaders. Please join us to stay informed, ask your questions, and find the answers you need to navigate this challenging time.

Sign up for conference calls, listen to recordings, and submit your questions.