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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Lake County Health Department earns “LGBTQ+ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation

The Lake County Health Department joins 496 healthcare providers nationwide earning the designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month: Take Steps to Prevent Tick-borne Diseases

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center urges residents to take precautions against ticks, which can carry several diseases, including Lyme disease.

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Gov. Pritzker Issues Updated Executive Order with New Mask Guidelines

With COVID-19 positivity rates continuing to decline and the majority of eligible Illinoisans vaccinated, today Governor Pritzker released an updated executive order lifting the mask requirement in most indoor settings.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Health Department Seeks Applicants for New Mobile Response Program

The Health Department is excited to announce that the State of Illinois has awarded a grant of more than $1.9 million to fund a Mobile Response Program, increasing access to immediate support for those experiencing mental health or substance use crises.

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

The Lake County Health Department is Hiring!

Passionate mission. Passionate team. We live out our mission of promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County each day. Apply now at www.LCHDCareers.com!

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Protect Your Family and Community from Radon

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center recommends that all residents test the radon levels in their homes and apartments during the winter season, when indoor radon levels are highest.

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Lake County Keeps More Kids in the Classroom with Test to Stay and Masking

A new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today confirms that the Test to Stay (TTS) strategy can help keep kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students in the classroom.

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Lake County Vaccine Providers Administer Over 1 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

The Lake County Health Department is pleased to share that Lake County vaccine providers have administered over 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Lake County residents.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

IDPH Publishes Cancer Incidence Study for Lake County, Illinois

On November 19, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) published a cancer incidence study for Lake County, Illinois. The study was completed in response to the public’s concern of two facilities, Medline Industries, Inc. in Waukeg...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Has Expanded to Children 5-11 Years Old

The Health Department encourages parents to get their eligible children vaccinated to protect them from COVID-19.

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

The IDPH is Reporting the First Human Case of Rabies in Illinois Since 1954

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first human case of rabies in Illinois since 1954. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the diagnosis after testing at its lab.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

First 2021 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Lake County

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in Lake County for 2021. A Deerfield resident in his 70s became ill in late-July.

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 9, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD) is notifying more than 700 individuals that their name was included in a document stored in an unencrypted drive in May 2021. 

On May 14, 2021 it was discovered that information ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 2, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is notifying more than 24,000 patients that their name was included in an attached spreadsheet in an unencrypted email sent to an internal employee’s personal email address in July 20...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Lake County Health Department earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation

The Lake County Health Department joins 495 health care providers nationwide earning the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 16, 2021 in Lake Bluff, Illinois has tested positive for West Nile virus. This mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile virus presence in Lake County in 2021.

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Rabies

The Lake County Health Department is assisting the IDPH as it investigates a group of 33 dogs that were imported from Azerbaijan through O’Hare Airport last week.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Health Department Urges Lake County Residents to Swim Safely

As the weather warms up, many of our residents will be returning to Lake County’s lakes and beaches. It’s important to protect yourself from illness, prevent the spread of germs, and check to see if conditions are safe for swimming.

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