To promote and protect the health of the people of Lake County through education and the enforcement of public health laws.

News & Information

Office Hours

Effective March 15, 2019: Environmental Health office hours will be changing.
Our office will be closing at 12pm (noon) on Fridays.  Office hours will remain the same (8am - 5pm) for Monday through Thursday.  Due to the office hours change, Alpha Labs will not be picking up water samples on Fridays.

No In-Person services available at County Offices

Due to COVID-19, Environmental Health will be closed to the public from
March 19 until further notice.  You will still be able to reach our office via phone, fax or email.
See attached full Official Notice


Essential Business Sanitizing Schedule
Food Facilities - Order for Additional Cleaning
Food Safety for Food Delivery and Pick-up

CDPH Guidance to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in food & beverage venueslinks to external site

Guidance for Food Facilities

CDPH COVID-19 website information sheetlinks to external site
FDA Website COVID-19 FAQlinks to external site
CDC Website general COVID information on: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)links to external site

  A Lake County-Focused Coronavirus Update 3.26.20

 Una actualización del Coronavirus Centrada en el Condado de Lake 26 de Marzo de 2020


For full COVID-19 information and press releases, CLICK HERE to be directed to Lake County Public Health.

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Advisories

Guidelines for Food Safety at Retail Establishments During Temporary Power Outages
Food Safety After a Power Outage

Is that Toxic Mold in my home?
Toxic mold may cause skin rashes, eye and nose irritation, and suppression of the immune system. It is also suspected to cause a disorder in infants that results in bleeding in the lungs, however, this condition is rare. For more information on health effects, identification, prevention and clean up of toxic mold, visit our mold information page.
Did you know that Blue-Green Algae can cause serious health problems?
A wide range of health effects is possible when an animal or person is exposed to elevated levels of toxins produced by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Effects can include liver damage, kidney damage, neurological effects, or skin irritation. For more information, visit our Blue-Green Algae page.
Public Notices:

A Risk Management Plan (RMP) has been prepared by the following facilities:

County of Lake - Special Districts: Soda Bay Water Treatment Facility located at 6570 Bergeson Drive in Kelseyville
County of Lake - Special Districts: North Lakeport Water Treatment Facility located at 55 Worley Drive in Lakeport

The RMP describes programs and controls designed to prevent accidental releases of a regulated substance.  The RMP will be available for public review for the next 45 days at Lake County Environmental Health Department, 922 Bevins Court, Lakeport, CA or on the Lake County Environmental Health website.  Contact Craig Wetherbee at 707-263-1164 for information regarding the RMP.

Press & News Releases:

County of Lake Health Services Newsletter Winter 2019/2020
County of Lake Health Services Newsletter Fall 2019
County of Lake Health Services Newsletter July August 2019
County of Lake Health Services Newsletter Spring 2019

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