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Posted on: November 21, 2022

World AIDS Day Event on December 1st

Each year on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day. This important awareness day remains a time to reflect on our worldwide response to HIV/AIDS while honoring the lives of those lost to AIDS-related illnesses.

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Lake County Health Department Joins Network of Milk Depots throughout Illinois

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center celebrates its partnership with Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes (Milk Bank WGL).

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Lake County Health Department Announces First Probable Case of Monkeypox

The Lake County Health Department is investigating a single case of a probable monkeypox infection in a resident of Lake County. Initial testing was completed on June 27, 2022 at an Illinois Department of Public Health Laboratory.

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 23, 2022 in Highland Park, 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 2022.

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Lake County Health Department Reports Increase in Opioid Overdose Events

Over the weekend of June 4, 2022, an increase in opioid-related overdoses occurred among Lake County residents. The increase has been reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Health Department Urges Lake County Residents to Swim Safely

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Whether swimming at your local pool or enjoying family time on your favorite beach, it is important to protect yourself from illness, prevent the spread of germs, and practice safe swimming.

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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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