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The Lake County Health Department announced that starting the week of January 18, they will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment through AllVax at the Lake County Fairgrounds located at 1060 East Peterson Road in Grayslake.
NIPHC, whose local public health agencies serve over nine million residents, or more than two-thirds of the State of Illinois’ population, acknowledge and support the effort by Governor Pritzker to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart hosted a virtual town hall meeting with LCHD Executive Director Mark Pfister and Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Sana Ahmed to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, including the timeline, vaccine safety and more.
The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Lake County Adopt A Highway program. Volunteers adopt a section of a county highway, and commit to cleaning the roadside twice a year.
There has been incredible interest expressed in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from those who live and work in Lake County. The Lake County AllVax Portal has now exceeded 175,000 registrants, or the equivalence of 25% of Lake County’s population.
The Lake County Health Department is pleased to announce that the Lake County AllVax Portal is open. All Lake County residents can now register to be notified when a COVID-19 vaccine is available to them.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The North Suburban Region 9, which includes Lake and McHenry Counties, is nearing thresholds set by the State of Illinois that could trigger new mitigation measures in the region as early as next week.
The Health Department is currently investigating several COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues. So far, 14 people who played or watched volleyball at Jesse Oaks Food & Drink in Gages Lake in September have tested positive for COVID-19.
Cases among teens and young adults, business-related complaints rising
Public health officials in Lake and McHenry Counties are urging the public to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19. As ...
Lake and McHenry County officials are working together to slow the recent resurgence of COVID-19. The two counties make up the North Suburban Region identified under a plan recently rolled out by the State of Illinois.
The Health Department continues to work closely with Lake Zurich School District 95 in response to multiple cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) identified last week among participants of high school athletic camps and recent social gatherings.
The Lake County Health Department is reporting an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases among teenagers and young adults in the past two weeks.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the Northeast region, Lake County entered Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois plan today. Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he is signing a new executive order to reflect these changes while extending the state of emergency for another 30 days. The ...
On May 18, 2020, Governor J.B. 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 t...
On Thursday, April 23, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he would extend the stay-at-home order through May 30, with some modifications taking effect on May 1.
Lake County has released a Coronavirus Data Hub to centralize data related to COVID-19 in Lake County, available at www.lakecountyil.gov/COVID19data. The hub includes the number of cases and deaths in Lake County and in the State of Illinois, an interacti...
Lake County officials regret to announce that the first two Lake County residents have died from complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said, “On March 24, 2020, at approxim...
The Lake County Health Department has developed guidance for employers currently operating to protect staff and customers’ health:
On Friday, March 20, 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 th...
The Lake County Health Department updated its recommendations in accordance with State of Illinois guidance. This includes:
Beginning March 16, 2020 at 9 p.m. through March 30, 2020, all businesses in Illinois that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption - including restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and food halls - must suspend service for and may not permit on-p...
The Lake County Health Department issued new recommendations to slow community spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These recommendations include community interventions such as canceling large events and social distancing, which are measures to redu...
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is joining with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to announce that a Lake County resident has tested positive at the IDPH laboratory for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The reside...