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. Mobile COVID-19 Testing Offered in Lake County

    The Health Department is announcing that free Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing is coming to Grayslake and Fox Lake over the coming weeks. The mobile testing unit will be managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additional Info...
  2. Health Department Urges Staying Home as COVID-19 Infections Quadruple

    The Lake County Health Department is urging the public to avoid social gatherings and stay home as much as possible to slow the rapid resurgence of COVID-19. Additional Info...
  3. Answer the Call to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    When a COVID-19 case is reported to the Health Department, staff attempt to reach the infected person within 24 hours to gather information, provide guidance, and offer support while the person isolates and recovers. Read on...
  4. North Suburban Region 9 to Enter Mitigation for COVID-19

    Today, Gov. Pritzker and the IDPH announced that COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in the North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Additional Info...
  5. Health Department Recommends Virtual Learning

    The Lake County Health Department is reporting 'substantial' community transmission of COVID-19. To protect residents and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Department is recommending that K-12 schools in Lake County transition to virtual learning. Additional Info...
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