to go! - (en
Espanol) In the case of an illness outbreak or
bioterrorism event, you may be asked to visit your local
voting site to pick up medicine for your family.
During recent months the Health Department has worked
with the County Clerk’s office, townships and
municipalities to develop a plan that would utilize
local voting sites as points of distribution during a
public health emergency. By utilizing the voting sites,
the population will be spread out to a large number of
locations close to home, alleviating possible traffic
congestion and reducing the need to travel far.
The Health Department has developed both an emergency
preparedness plan and a bioterrorism preparedness plan,
which allow the health department to move very quickly
to identify the emergency or disease, its possible
source and to minimize the risk to Lake County's
citizens. Although the complete plans are not available
to the public, please call the Health Department's
Communicable Disease Program at 847.377.8130 to have
your questions regarding the preparedness plans
In the event of a Bioterrorist act or other county-wide
outbreak of communicable disease, please call the number
listed above for important information. In addition, the
Health Department / Community Health Center will
activate an Information Hotline at 847.377.8350.
More information on bioterrorism and emergency
preparedness from the Lake County Health Department.
BT and Public Health Preparedness Resources
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention - Bioterrorism
CDC en Espanol
IDPH Bioterrorism Preparedness