COVID-19 Updates

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 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 and Partners Work to Address Health Disparities

    The Lake County Health Department continues to work alongside community partners to address higher rates of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infections occurring in Lake County's African American and Latino communities. Additional Info...
  2. Lake County Officials Warn of Contact Tracing Scams

    Lake County officials are warning residents of contact tracing scams where criminals pretend to be contact tracers to steal vital information like social security numbers and banking information over the phone, via email, and text message. Additional Info...
  3. Lake County Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

    The Lake County Health Department is now facilitating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing for residents and staff of long-term care facilities throughout the county. Additional Info...
  4. Lake County Enters Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan

    As part of the Northeast region, Lake County entered Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan today. As part of the Northeast region, Lake County entered Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan today. Read on...
  5. Gov. Pritzker Announces Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative

    Gov. Pritzker announced the Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. The Lake County Health Department was among two local health departments in the state chosen to pilot the program. Read on...
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