COVID-19 Updates

The Lake County Health Department is closely monitoring a fast-changing pandemic of a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. Our priority is the health and safety of our residents, and we continue to use every available resource to prepare our communities for the spread of COVID-19.

For the most current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus websites.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Weekly Newsletter

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  1. North Suburban Region 9 to Enter Mitigation for COVID-19

    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. Additional Info...
  2. Mobile COVID-19 Testing Offered in Lake County

    The Health Department is announcing free Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) testing coming to Deerfield, Highwood, Libertyville, and Round Lake over the next month. The mobile testing unit will be managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Additional Info...
  3. Health Department Recommends Virtual Learning

    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. Additional Info...
  4. North Suburban Region 9 COVID-19 Trends May Trigger Mitigation

    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. Additional Info...
  5. Health Department Coronavirus Alert

    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. Additional Info...
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