In the News
During this unprecedented time, I want to do as much as I can to keep you informed with news and information related to COVID-19 in Lake County. I will continue to send you this newsletter twice a month or more frequently. Additionally, I encourage you to visit this link to subscribe to important updates from the Lake County Health Department.
I wanted to make sure you had this information that was shared with me late Monday afternoon (see below). Please, wash your hands, cover your coughs, and seek medical attention if you are sick and stay home from work. Stay safe!
• The Lake County Health Department is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to monitor an expanding global outbreak of respiratory illness named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.
The 2020 Census is just around the corner, and it’s vital that all residents of Lake County are counted. Census population data is used to determine the distribution of about $675 billion in federal funding to states and local communities.
By Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, January 15, 2020
The Lake County Board adopted a resolution celebrating diversity Tuesday after being addressed by the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), who was given extra time as a public speaker to update the board on the rise of hate and racism in the area.