Plans have been developed for emergency preparedness and bioterrorism to
allow the Health Department to move very quickly to identify the
emergency or disease, its possible source, and to minimize risk to Lake
County citizens. These plans include mass medication distribution and
mass vaccination capabilities. These responsibilities are possible by
working in coordination with our public and private partners in the
County. Public education on preparedness is an ongoing and important
aspect of the program.
Additional Information ALERT Lake County
is an emergency preparedness website developed to keep residents
informed and prepared. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an
important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when
seconds count. Visit Alert Lake County.
The LCHD/CHC Emergency Management program is charged with the responsibility of being the lead agency in disasters involving public health as well as nuclear, environmental, chemical and biological acts of terrorism.