Covid-19: Protecting the Public and Employees as County Offices Reopen
With COVID-19 still a significant concern in our region, County Departments are seeking to provide comprehensive services in the safest possible manner. In-person services are now permissible under the Health Orders, provided social distancing and other precautions are strictly observed, but we are happy to accommodate customers that still prefer to access services without an in-person visit.
Most County offices reopened to the public Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm, as an enhancement of services that have been available remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Offices are also now open Fridays in weeks that include one Monday or midweek Holiday.
Like all businesses that have reopened in Lake County, County Departments have self-certified that they are taking appropriate safety measures. Departmental certifications are posted at County offices, and each certification form includes contact information if you wish to submit a complaint.
Health-focused complaints regarding any Lake County business, including County Departments, may also be emailed to the Medical Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC).
County Administrative Officer, Carol Huchingson, and Court Executive Officer, Krista LeVier, recently estimated that 350 to 400 people passed through security at the County Courthouse during a typical pre-COVID-19 week.
Those at elevated risk of severe COVID-19 complications may wish to reach out to a County Department, and arrange for service without physically visiting the Courthouse or another County facility.
For more information on the precautions County departments are taking, please view the County of Lake Worksite Prevention Protocol page.