This illustration, created by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Lake County and Kane County Experiencing Substantial COVID-19 Community Transmission

Health Departments Recommend Additional Precautions Including Masking Indoors One day after announcing mandatory mask use in all Lake County buildings effective August 2, 2021, Lake County officials announced that Lake County is experiencing ”substantial” community […]

Jesse Oaks Food and Drink Sports Bar Aerial View (©2020 Google Maps)
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Fourteen Restaurant/Bar Volleyball Players and Spectators Test Positive for Coronavirus COVID-19 in Lake County; 200 May Have Been Exposed

The Lake County Health Department is currently investigating several COVID-19 cases linked to adult volleyball leagues. So far, 14 people who played or watched volleyball at Jesse Oaks Food & Drink in Gages Lake in […]

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Lake County Health Department Reports Upward Trend in New Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Cases Among Teenagers and Young Adults

The Lake County Health Department is reporting an upward trend in new Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases among teenagers and young adults in the past two weeks. Since June 25, 2020, cases reported in Lake County […]

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Local Governments Caught in Conflict with Protecting Health and Safety of First Responders, and Privacy of Coronavirus Patients

Two lawsuits were filed last Tuesday, April 7, 2020 — one by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (Case number: 20MR000373), and another (consolidated) on behalf of the police departments of Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, […]

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Lake County Health Department Updates Guidance to Minimize Community Spread of Coronavirus in Lake County, Illinois

The Lake County Health Department is reporting six new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Lake County, including new evidence of community transmission not related to travel or close contact with a person known […]