What can I do?
Common practices for staying healthy and preventing the spread of viruses are the most important messages right now – these apply to city employees, and we are encouraging the public to do the same:
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
Early information about COVID-19 suggests that older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and weakened immune systems (such as cancer patients and organ transplant recipients) are at higher risk for severe illness and should take extra precautions.
Access city resources online or via telephone
While the city remains open for business during regular hours, for those who would rather, many city services can be accessed online and via telephone.
View online services availalbe, report problems and/or request services via City’s Website.
Use the search bar on this site (www.cityoflakeforest.com) to find services and information.
Not sure who to call? Dial 847.234.2601 during business hours and city staff can help.
Where can I find credible information?
The Lake County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health are the lead agencies for response in Illinois and Lake County.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is the lead agency nationally.