Updated Face Covering Guidance

Following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the City of Lake Forest will no longer require fully vaccinated people to wear face coverings in City facilities. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a face covering in public settings when maintaining a six-foot distance from others is not practical. View the CDC’s guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

In alignment with federal and state guidance, face coverings continue to be required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status in health care settings, schools and daycare centers, congregate settings, and on public transportation. Businesses should follow current capacity limits and distancing guidelines provided in the state’s Bridge to Phase 5 plan.

Increased Vaccination Availability in Lake County

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and widely available through a variety of trusted providers, including the Lake County Health Department, local pharmacies, and healthcare providers. All individuals 12 years and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Appointments may be scheduled through the Lake County AllVax portal. To find a vaccination site near you, click here.

Let’s Talk COVID-19 Vaccine for Students

Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon and Lake Forest Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Constance Collins moderated a conversation about vaccinating students with Pediatrician Dr. Michael Bauer of Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Bauer answered questions parents submitted in advance regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and children. Watch the video here.

Stay Informed!