Lake County Shows Warning Signs of Increased COVID-19 Risk
Lake County, Ill. — The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) risk level in Lake County has changed from blue to orange on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) County Level Risk Metrics Map. An orange designation indicates warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the community.
An increase in case rates and deaths from August 23–29 have led to the change to an orange 'Warning' designation for Lake County. The Lake County Health Department continues to recommend avoiding all non-essential travel and self-quarantining for 14 days if you travel but do not consistently wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep social distance.