The Health Department is moving forward with hiring approximately 150 COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers through a $4.9 million dollar grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health, as well as positions from Workforce Development and the CDC Foundation.
So far, approximately 20% of the positions have been filled and onboarded. It is anticipated that all positions will be filled by the end of September.
The Health Department is still seeking applicants, especially those from Lake County communities most affected by COVID-19. Interested applicants can apply at www.lchdcareers.com.