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  1. Health Department and Partners Work to Address Health Disparities

    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. Additional Info...
  2. Lake County Officials Warn of Contact Tracing Scams

    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. Additional Info...
  3. Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Lake County

    A mosquito “pool” (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 4, 2020 in Hawthorn Woods, 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 2020. Additional Info...
  4. Ethylene Oxide Air Monitoring Program Concludes

    The Health Department, Village of Gurnee, and City of Waukegan have received the final set of results from the last phase of outdoor air monitoring for ethylene oxide (EtO) near Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan. Additional Info...
  5. Lake County Health Department Expands COVID-19 Testing in Long-Term Care Facilities

    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. Additional Info...
  6. Racism is a Public Health Issue

    A letter from Executive Director Mark Pfister Read on...
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