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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Health Department Urges COVID-19 Precautions as COVID-19 Increases Across Illinois

    The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to slow the resurgence of COVID-19. The majority of cases nationwide have been in unvaccinated individuals. Additional Info...
  5. Water Street Vaccination Site Transitions to Walk-In Model

    The Lake County Health Department is announcing that the Regional Vaccination Site at 102 W. Water Street in Waukegan will transition to walk-in service only as of July 11, 2021, and will no longer function as a drive-through site. Additional Info...
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Lake County COVID-19 News Releases and Newsletters