COVID-19 Updates

The Lake County Health Department is closely monitoring a fast-changing outbreak 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 prepare our communities for the spread of COVID-19.

For the most current status of the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus websites.

  1. Health Department Coronavirus Update - March 31

    The Lake County Health Department is reporting 64 new cases and 2 new deaths from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lake County since yesterday. Additional Info...
  2. Lake County Announces First Coronavirus Deaths

    Lake County officials regret to announce that the first two Lake County residents have died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read on...
  3. Health Department Develops Guidance for Essential Staff Working During COVID-19

    The Lake County Health Department has developed guidance for employers currently operating to protect staff and customers’ health: Read on...
  4. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces “stay-at-home" order

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home" order to take effect Saturday evening, March 21 and continue through Tuesday, April 7. The order is in place to protect the health of people in our community and the health care system. Read on...
  5. Health Department Updates Recommendations

    The Lake County Health Department updated its recommendations in accordance with State of Illinois guidance. This includes social distancing, nursing home facilities, and community events. Read on...
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