Health Information: COVID-19

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General Information

On 11/17, the governor announced that Tier 3 mitigation requirements would take effect statewide on Friday, November 17.  These requirements can be found Here

On 10/28, the governor announced that region 9 (Lake & McHenry Counties), would be placed under Tier 1 mitigation requirements.  These requirements can be found Here.

On 05/01, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity issued guidance regarding alternative occupancy restriction for essential businesses.  This guidance can be found here

On 04/10, the State announced that Secretary of State driver services facilities will be closed until April 30 due to the governor’s stay-at-home orders.  Expiration deadlines for driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and other transaction and document filings will be extended for at least 90 days after the facilities reopen.

Additionally, the Secretary of State’s Office is encouraging Illinois residents to use to use their online services. Some of the services provided online are:

• renewing a vehicle registration
• applying for a vehicle title and registration
• obtaining a duplicate driver’s license or ID card
• obtaining a driving record abstract
• renewing a standard driver’s license with the Safe Driver Renewal program.

For a list of key State of Illinois resources regarding COVID-19, please click Here

The State has asked recently retired healthcare workers to return to work.  Fees will be waived and licensure expedited.  Any interested healthcare works can visit The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website for more information.

The State of Illinois is looking for volunteers to help during this time.  Interested volunteers can visit the Serve Illinois website for more information.

The State is recommending that all doctors and health care works register for SIREN (State of Illinois Rapid Electronic Notification System).  The e-mail to get signed up is

On 03/25, the Governor of Illinois announced that Illinois’ tax filing deadline will be delayed from April 15 to July 15.

On 03/24, the State of Illinois launched the COVID-19: Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers website that provides information regarding options for offering and accessing child care for essential workers in communities during the current situation.

On 03/21, Mayor Rhett Taylor issued a Declaration of State of Emergency for the Village of Grayslake.  The declaration can be found Here.

On 03/20, the Governor’s Office issued the Daily Covid-19 Q&A, that can be found HERE

On 03/18/20, The Governor of Illinois launched, a website that details the State’s evolving response to COVID-19 and resources available to residents during this challenging time.

On 03/17/20, The Governor of Illinois issued Executive Order 2020-08.  This executive order can be found at the link below:

Executive Order 2020-08

Among other things, Executive Order 2020-08 suspended expiration provisions of State law that apply to vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses, parking decals, and other programs handled by the Secretary of State’s office, which is closed through 03/31.

On 03/12/20, The State of Illinois and City of Chicago issued new guidance to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  The press release can be found by clicking the link below:

Press Release: State of Illinois & City of Chicago Guidance to Minimize COVID-19 Spread

In the absence of a vaccine, the State & County Health Departments are recommending the use of Everyday Preventative Actions to mitigate the potential spread of the virus.  For information from the CDC on these Everyday Preventative Actions, please click the link below:

Everyday Preventative Actions *Please note that these recommendations are for influenza, but still apply to COVID-19.

Information on how to stop the spread of germs can be found in the image below.

For more information, please visit the Lake County Health Department website at

For more information about Insurance Coverage and the COVID-19 Coronavirus, please see the Illinois Department of Insurance FAQs.