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. Health Department Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Vaccine

    The Lake County Health Department is pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, and as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Read on...
  2. Health Department Announces Baxter-Sponsored COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Round Lake Beach

    The Lake County Health Department and partners Baxter and Curative are pleased to announce the opening of a new COVID-19 vaccination site on April 20, 2021, in Round Lake Beach, Illinois. Additional Info...
  3. Health Department Expands Phase 1b Plus Vaccine Opportunities

    The Health Department has expanded availability of appointments at the Lake County Fairgrounds to those eligible in Phase 1b Plus, including essential workers and people age 16-64 with comorbidities, underlying health conditions, and disabilities. Additional Info...
  4. Over 12,500 Lake County Education Staff and Childcare Workers Vaccinated for COVID-19

    The Lake County Health Department is celebrating its partnership with 45 Lake County public school districts to vaccinate over 12,500 private and public education staff and childcare workers in just two months. Additional Info...
  5. First Case of Brazil COVID-19 Variant Identified in Lake County

    The Lake County Health Department is reporting the first case of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) P.1 variant (Brazil) in Lake County. Health Department staff are investigating. The person’s travel history is not known at this time. Additional Info...
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