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Coronavirus Second COVID-19-Related Death in Lake County
It is with great sadness I report a second Lake County resident has died with a COVID-19-related illness.
Coronavirus July 31 Lake County COVID-19 Update
Our overall COVID-19 case count now stands at 195, up 29 from the 166 reported in our July 23 COVID-19 Update.
China Seeds Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail? Bring Them to the Ag Department!
The Lake County Department of Agriculture has been made aware of reports of homeowners throughout the United States receiving unsolicited seeds in the mail that appear to have been shipped from China.
Coronavirus July 23 Lake County COVID-19 Update
Despite documentation of 29 new cases since my July 16 report, COVID-19 activity remains manageable in Lake County.
First 5 Staff First 5 Honors Family-Friendly Employers
Today, we are proud to announce the winners of our 2020 Lake County Children’s Champion Employer Awards.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
137 Cases, 36 Active, 3 Hospitalized; Social Gatherings, Close Contact Without Face Coverings Cause COVID-19 to Spread; People that Work in High-Traffic Areas are Getting Sick, but Not Necessarily at Work; Safety Planning and Observance of Precautions Key for Fishing Tournaments
Public Notice MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-21 through 2022-23
To all interested stakeholders: Lake County Behavioral Health Services, in accordance with the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), is publishing this Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period and Notice of Public Hearing regarding the above-referenced document.
Coronavirus Bars, Brewpubs, Breweries, and Pubs Remain Open if They Are Offering Sit-Down, Outdoor Dine-In Meals; Takeout, Curbside Pickup, Shipping and Delivery Also Remain Permitted
Per State officials, “Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals.
Coronavirus Governor Newsom Adds Statewide Restrictions in Response to Rising COVID-19 Activity
During his noon Press Conference today, Governor Newsom announced statewide re-closure, effective immediately, of indoor operations in some business sectors.
BOS Submitting Written Comments to the Board of Supervisors
While written comments have long been accepted, enhanced calls for this type of input have resulted in many quality emailed contributions to the discourse surrounding the pandemic and other Board items of broad community interest.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
Cases Reach 100; 26 Counties on the State’s “Watch List,” Lake County Not Yet Among Them – Follow Our Performance Against State Metrics on the Coronavirus Response Hub Response to Farmworker Outbreak Showing Success; 4th of July Gatherings May Have Led to Exposure – Testing Encouraged ; Scam Alert - “Mr. Smith” Posing as the Health Department; 3 COVID-19-Positive CDCR Inmates Released to Lake County; Testing Demand Causing Delays Statewide; New Tool Released to Support Local Businesses’ “Return to Work” Decision-Making; Update on Our Tragic COVID-19-Related Death
Fire Extinguisher Fire Safety Has Never Been More Important: Do Your Part
An urgent and important message from Lake County’s District 5 Supervisor, Rob Brown.
Coronavirus Increasing Cases in Lake County and throughout California; Governor Reinstating Restrictions on Bars and Restaurants in Counties on Monitoring List
We now have 79 cases, 39 active, with 4 people currently in the hospital.
Fireworks Staying Safe this Fourth of July
The Fourth of July has always meant large gatherings and events in Lake County. Because of COVID-19, this year will be a little different.
Coronavirus First COVID-19-Related Death in Lake County
The exact circumstances are still being investigated, but this person became ill at home, was transported by ambulance, and died in the Emergency Department; they later tested positive for COVID-19.
Cyano Austin Park Cyanobacteria Update
Significant Cyanobacteria/Algae Bloom; Concerning Cyanotoxin Levels Detected at Multiple Clear Lake Sites; Danger Level at Four Locations
Fireworks Be Safe and Firewise this 4th of July!
Remember, personal use, “Safe and Sane,” fireworks are only legal within the incorporated boundaries (City Limits) of the City of Lakeport.
BOS Supervisors Fight for Lake Pillsbury in FERC Feasibility Study Response
Construction of Scott Dam, which created Lake County’s Lake Pillsbury, was completed nearly a century ago, in 1922. Over that time, communities and an entire ecosystem have developed.
Coronavirus Cases Jump to 54, Community Transmission Probable; Those that Mask Expose Fewer People; Large Gatherings Pose Risk; Demographics Coming Monday; Personal Choices Slow the Spread
We now sit at 54 total cases, 16 active, and 3 of those are currently hospitalized; 1 was transferred to a higher level of care in another County, but remains our case. Community transmission has probably occurred.
Coronavirus 42 Cases, 5 Active, 0 Hospitalized; Testing Now Available in Upper Lake;
While the COVID-19 infection rate remains manageable in Lake County, there have been some recent areas of concern.
Cyano Austin Park Concerning Cyanotoxin Levels Detected at Nine Clear Lake Sites
Many Lake County residents and visitors have recently enjoyed the extraordinary complement of outdoor recreation opportunities that Clear Lake has to offer.
Coronavirus 34 Cases, 2 Active, 0 Hospitalized; Personal Services to Expand Tomorrow; Face Coverings Now Required Statewide
On Sunday, Lake County’s 33rd case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Monday, we documented our 34th.
Cyano Austin Park Concerning Cyanotoxin Levels Detected at Jago Bay and Austin Park
Lab testing has now confirmed two areas of Clear Lake, Austin Park and Jago Bay, have demonstrated significantly elevated levels, both above the “Danger” threshold level, and signs are being posted in the affected areas.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
32 Cases, 4 Active; Volunteers Needed to Maintain Testing Capacity; 13 Sectors Reopened or Expanded, More Sector Guidance Coming, Possibly Today.
Coronavirus Day Camps & Activities for Lake County Children and Youth Permitted June 12, with Modifications
Happily, because we continue to progress through Stage Three of the Governor’s Resilience Roadmap, and COVID-19 activity has remained manageable, day camps and other non-overnight educational/recreational activities for children and youth are permitted to open/reopen as of June 12, 2020, with modifications.
Coronavirus 13 Business Sectors to Reopen or Expand this Friday, June 12
On Friday afternoon, June 5, the State issued guidance for reopening or expansion of 13 business sectors, with a recommended effective date of no sooner than June 12.
Cyano June 2020 29 Clear Lake Sites Tested For Cyanobacteria, “Elevated” Levels of Cyanotoxin Near Austin Park
Due to the restrictions of recent Shelter-in-Place and statewide Stay at Home Orders in response to COVID-19, people have been especially excited to use the lake this year.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing is Free with Verily – Registration Help is Available
COVID-19 testing is now more available and affordable than ever in Lake County, thanks to our recent partnership with Verily’s Project Baseline.
Coronavirus Indoor Dining Now Permitted at Lake County Restaurants, with Modifications
Because COVID-19 activity has remained manageable in Lake County, local restaurants are now permitted to reopen for indoor dining.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Detected in May 12 Raw Sewage Samples from two Wastewater Treatment Plants
As has been previously reported, Special Districts has been working with an agency called Biobot to test raw sewage for the presence of SARS Cov2 (The virus that causes COVID-19).
Coronavirus Face Coverings Required in All Lake County Businesses, Including Government Offices
On May 5, 2020, the Lake County Board of Supervisors adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 3091, requiring the use of face coverings by all persons in county facilities, when six-foot social distancing and/or use of protective shielding was not possible.
Coronavirus 4 Additional Cases Identified; Cost Not a Barrier to Testing
Late yesterday, another 4 cases of COVID-19 were identified in Lake County, bringing our total caseload to 30 cases.
Coronavirus Next Phases of Reopening a 2-Step Process
This morning, in a letter to public health officials and government leaders, State Public Health Officer, Sonia Y. Angell, MD, MPH, shared that reopening of additional sectors will employ a two-step process.
Coronavirus 5 New Cases Identified in Lake County
There has been a general increase in social mobility. It is therefore concerning, but not entirely surprising, that new cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified.
Coronavirus Protecting the Public and Employees as County Facilities Reopen
County Departments are seeking to provide comprehensive services in the safest possible manner, and some availability of in-person services is now permissible under the Health Orders, provided social distancing and other precautions are strictly observed.
Coronavirus 9 New Cases Identified in Lake County, Free Testing Available
Late yesterday and today, 9 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Lake County, bringing our cumulative total to 23. This includes 11 newly documented in the past week.
Coronavirus Working Together to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
As Public Health Officer I am asking every County resident to join me in working to limit our collective risk of COVID-19 exposure, by taking precautions.
Coronavirus Hair Salons and Barbershops Can Reopen in Lake County with Modifications
This afternoon, Governor Newsom announced Hair Salons and Barbershops can reopen in Counties where a local variance is in effect.
Coronavirus Two New Cases, None Hospitalized; Reopening Continues
This Memorial Day weekend was sunny and busy in Lake County, which was especially welcome after the relaxation of some restrictions on restaurants and businesses.
Moke Simon “The answer is not fear, it’s preparation.”
County Insights from Moke Simon, Chair of the Board of Supervisors.
Coronavirus Sheriff Martin, Acting as County Emergency Services Director, Expands Temporary Use of Property for Business Owners in Unincorporated Areas
As has been widely reported, Lake County reopened additional sectors on Thursday, and businesses in the Cities and Unincorporated Areas of the County are taking special precautions to provide services while keeping their customers safe, in light of ongoing and serious threats posed by COVID-19.
Coronavirus Lake County Moving Forward with Opening of Businesses
Starting Thursday, May 21, more businesses will be permitted to open in Lake County.
Coronavirus Accelerating our Reopening; Statewide Stay at Home Order Still in Effect
Recent changes to the State’s “Stay at Home” Order offered the opportunity for Lake County to assume greater local control, as we move to reopen our economy.
Coronavirus Two New Lake County COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Investigations Ongoing
Overnight, two Lake County residents tested positive for COVID-19, and one is hospitalized at this time.
Coronavirus COVID-19 TESTING: Verily’s Project Baseline Now Available in Lake County
The County of Lake’s Health Services Department, Public Health Division, has been working with great determination to increase COVID-19 testing opportunities within Lake County.
Coronavirus Moving Forward with Recovery Efforts in Lake County
Last Friday, Governor Newsom announced the entire state could progress to Stage 2 (“Lower risk workplaces”) of California’s COVID-19 Response “Resilience Roadmap" (https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/).
Coronavirus New Orders Signal Reopening, Require Continued Caution
Yesterday, the Governor issued new orders that signal a move to Stage 2 in the response to the COVID outbreak, and Lake County has followed suit.
Moke Simon Taking Determinative Local Action
County Insights from Moke Simon, Chair of the Board of Supervisors.
Coronavirus Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Coming to Clearlake May 12, May 14
Despite limited staffing and a lack of immediate state or federal support, the County of Lake’s Health Services Department was able to procure sufficient testing supplies and open a Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing site this week.
Coronavirus New Orders Signal Reopening, Require Continued Caution
Yesterday, the Governor issued new orders that signal a move to Stage 2 in the response to the COVID outbreak, and Lake County has followed suit. Under the new State orders, some retail businesses that are considered “low-risk” can now do phone and online sales with curbside pickup.
Coronavirus DATE CHANGE: Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Clearlake the Week of Tuesday, May 12
The dates for next week’s Coronavirus sampling clinics will be changed to Tuesday, from 11-1, and Wednesday, 10-1.
Coronavirus Clear Lake Expected to Reopen to Local Residents Only Saturday
Unless there is a significant change in COVID-19 activity that must preclude the possibility, I expect Clear Lake and its public boat ramps will once again be open to the public Saturday.
Coronavirus Resources for Local Businesses Looking to Reopen
With Governor Newsom indicating some reopening of the economy is likely as soon as this Friday, May 8.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Tests of Raw Sewage Suggest Encouraging Trend
Testing is conducted weekly but results have been delayed, as Biobot has become overwhelmed with additional agencies and municipalities requesting their services.
Coronavirus Statement Regarding Enforcement of Public Health Orders
An urgent and important message from Lake County’s Sheriff/Coroner, Brian L. Martin.
Lady sitting in field of grass May is Mental Health Month
Please join Lake County Behavioral Health Services in celebrating Mental Health Month this May.
Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Through May 17
The Shelter-in-Place order has been extended through May 17, 2020.
Coronavirus Seventh Case of COVID-19 Identified in Lake County
A seventh case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lake County. The person had contact with an identified case outside of the county, and they have mild symptoms and are currently isolating at home.
Coronavirus Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Coming to Lake County Tuesday, May 5
Beginning next week, the County of Lake Health Services Department’s Public Health Division will provide a mobile sampling site.
Moke Simon Together, We Will Make Progress
Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors brought truly significant action that will support Lake County’s needs in the near- and long-term.
Coronavirus Clarifications of “Shelter-in-Place” Order Addenda
We are grateful to many members of the public and media for providing feedback on yesterday’s (April 23) “Shelter-in-Place Update” Order Addendum (C20-3, A4), which took effect at 2pm.
Moke Simon Leading for the Future in Uncertain Times
County Insights from Moke Simon, Chair of the Board of Supervisors
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Beginning to Loosen Restrictions
Since the anticipated surge in coronavirus cases has not materialized, we are taking the first steps toward loosening up some of the restrictions that limit social mobility and business activity in Lake County.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Detected in Raw Sewage in Lake County
Today, we got some results from April 8 that showed the presence of the virus in untreated sewage at the treatment plants.
Coronavirus Recent Testing for SARS Cov2 (COVID-19) in Lake County’s Sewer Treatment Plants
In a follow-up call with Biobot, we learned they have researched fecal stools of COVID-19 patients at a Boston hospital, and found the virus does not shed consistently in all patients. Some shed more one day, less the next and more the third day. Also, some shed the virus in stools for a few days, while others shed it up to two weeks.
Coronavirus Lake County-Focused Coronavirus Information
The County of Lake’s Health Services and Information Technology Departments have developed the “Lake County Coronavirus Response Hub."
Coronavirus Facing and Seeing Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis
COVID-19 response was again a major topic at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lake County Board of Supervisors.
Moke Simon Preparing our Families and Homes for Wildfire Season
With wildfire season swiftly arriving, an Urgency Ordinance was adopted Tuesday.
People attending conference 2nd Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall for Business Owners Monday at 3pm: Send Questions Now
Programs for business owners and employees at the State and Federal level continue to evolve, and Lake County residents need the most up-to-date information.
Coronavirus Supporting Lake County People and Businesses, As We Shelter-In-Place
A Message for permanent residents, vacation home owners, and visitors.
Coronavirus Coronavirus Update: Masking Strongly Encouraged When in Public, Industries Stepping Up for Safety
We now have five confirmed coronavirus cases in Lake County, with the latest positive test results coming in Friday and over the weekend.
Coronavirus Third Coronavirus Case in Lake County
The third person with coronavirus infection in Lake County was identified yesterday. Apparently, the initial contact with an infected person occurred out of the county, but there may have been some interactions in our community over the past few weeks.
New home Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact to Property Taxes
The Board of Supervisors is aware many residents have questions regarding how Property Tax payments will proceed, in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
Coronavirus Second Case of COVID-19 Identified in Lake County
Today, a family member of the individual who first tested positive was likewise confirmed positive. There continue to be no signs of community transmission in Lake County.
People attending conference Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall for Business Owners 4/9 at 6pm: Send Questions Now
Categories of businesses being determined non-essential, demands to rapidly change the way services are delivered, and a web of State and Federal programs offering supports have understandably left many with questions.
Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Modified and Extended to 5/3, Lake County Schools to Deliver Distance-Based Instruction through End of School Year
Recent days have brought confirmation of Lake County’s first and now second confirmed COVID-19 case, and there are clear indications regional activity of the virus continues to escalate.
Coronavirus ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER, No. c20-1 (A2) DATE AMENDED April 6, 2020
The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) spreads easily from person to person and may result in serious illness or death, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to safeguard the public and protect healthcare resources considering the influx of new patients.
Coronavirus ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3; A3 Addendum A3 Dated April 6, 2020
Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.
Coronavirus First Case of COVID-19 Identified in Lake County
The first case of COVID-19 in Lake County was identified today, April 5. The transmission appears to have been from contact with a known case at an out-of-county workplace.
Coronavirus Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19
Resources are available, through both State and Federal programs, and we want to share some of the links where current information can be found.
Shelf filled with bottles of wine. April is National Alcohol Awareness Month
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month, and it will be celebrated locally and nationally, with the aim of educating people about prevention and treatment of alcoholism, especially among our youth.
Moke Simon County Insights from Moke Simon: “Stay Informed. Stay Strong. Stay Home.”
On Tuesday, the Lake County Board of Supervisors held a Special Meeting, to support the ongoing work of Public Health officials and County residents to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus Coronavirus Update for Lake County: April 2, 2020
As most people are aware, problems with coronavirus are continuing to escalate. California has now surpassed 10,000 cases, with over 200 deaths, and the momentum is accelerating.
Public Notice HCD Emergency Solutions Grants Available
Lake County Continuum of Care (LCCoC) is pleased to announce the availability of two grant opportunities through the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program.
Public Notice Lake County Schools Expected to Remain Closed Through 5/1
As announced last week by the Lake County Office of Education, Lake County Schools are now expected to remain closed through May 1. The School Operations Modification Order (Order of the Health Officer C20-1) has been amended to reflect this new timeframe.
Public Notice Se Espera Que Las Escuelas del Condado de Lake
Como anunciado la semana pasada por la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Lake, ahora se espera que las Escuelas del Condado de Lake permanezcan cerradas hasta el 1 de mayo. La Orden de Modificación de Operaciones Escolares (Orden del Oficial de Salud C20-1) ha sido modificada para reflejar este nuevo periodo de tiempo.
Coronavirus Virtual COVID-19 Town Hall 3/31 at 6pm: Send Questions Now
General COVID-19 information is widely available, but what are the risks, and what is being done, in Lake County? What can you do to protect your community – your family?
Coronavirus A Lake County-Focused Coronavirus Update
In a little over a week, the schools have been shut down, most businesses have closed, many people have been furloughed from work, and most social activity has been eliminated. The economic impact will be felt for a long time to come.
Board Room Board of Supervisors to Hold Virtual Emergency Meeting at 3pm Friday, 3/27
Due to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Lake County Board of Supervisors will be holding an Emergency Meeting tomorrow afternoon, Friday, March 27, at 3pm.
Coronavirus Complying with Public Health Orders at County Parks
Effective immediately, all County Parks are closed to all uses except Essential Activities, as defined in Public Health Order C20-3 and Addendum C20-3 (A2).
Moke Simon Health and Well-Being at the Fore, Consumer Protections in Place, and a Special Board Meeting 3/31
With COVID-19 continuing to command the attention of people around the globe, and all Californians under the Governor’s Order to Shelter-in-Place unless engaging in Essential Activities, the Lake County Board of Supervisors came together to take action to protect the public and the County workforce.
Coronavirus Addendum 2 to Order of the Health Officer No. C20-3 (A2) Offers Further Clarifications
Over the weekend, Addendum 1 to Order of the Health Officer No. C20-3 (A1) was issued the public.
Coronavirus Further Restrictions Necessary to Decrease Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
Unfortunately, regional COVID infections continue to escalate. Despite concerns, and restrictions placed last week, significant recreational activity that increases the risk of transmission was observed this weekend in local parks, hotels, and on Clear Lake.
Moke Simon Changes to Board Meetings in Light of COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 concerns, and to facilitate Social Distancing, those planning to participate in ‪Tuesday’s (3/24) meeting of the Lake County Board of Supervisors are asked to establish contact in advance.
Coronavirus Taking Further Steps to Protect the Community from Coronavirus
Due to increased spread of the infection in the Bay Area, I am issuing orders that go into effect at 12:01 AM on Thursday March 19, 2020, telling everyone to stay at home with their families, except for essential activities.
Coronavirus ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER No. C20-3
ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF LAKE DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE, EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES
Moke Simon County Insights: Moke Simon, Chair of the Board of Supervisors
With COVID-19 at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts, the Board met Tuesday, to take important action to ensure County residents have access to the Lake County-specific information they need to stem the spread of the virus, and enable continuity of County services that will facilitate future prosperity.
Coronavirus Taking Steps to Minimize the Spread of Coronavirus in Lake County
At the time of this writing there are no confirmed cases in Lake County. However, given the exponential spread of the Coronavirus in the Bay Area, I am recommending strong measures to protect the health of our community.
Coronavirus Can You Get Tested For Coronavirus If You Are Sick?
Things are changing very quickly in terms of how to get tested for the Coronavirus. This format is an attempt to answer questions that come up. Keep checking our website to stay up to date.
Coronavirus What is the Proper Level of Concern and Preparation for Coronavirus?
In Lake County, we are still at low risk of getting coronavirus. We have not had any people testing positive yet, but we have only been able to do a limited number of tests.
Coronavirus ¿Puede hacerse la prueba del coronavirus si está enfermo?
Las cosas están cambiando muy rápidamente en términos de cómo hacerse la prueba del Coronavirus. Este formato es un intento de responder a las preguntas que aparecen. Siga consultando nuestro sitio de web para estar al día.
Coronavirus Local Health Emergency Declared for Lake County in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On March 9, 2020, Lake County Health Officer Dr. Gary Pace, declared a local public health emergency in response to Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. As of today, Lake County remains at no laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19.
CDPH Logo State Health & Emergency Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
California now has 53 confirmed cases, including one death. The state is mobilizing every level of government to prepare for and respond to spread of virus.
Moke Simon County Insights: Moke Simon, Chair of the Board of Supervisors
Tuesday’s meeting included multiple decisions that meaningfully acted on the community’s Vision 2028 priorities, adopted by the Board in April 2018. Chairman Moke Simon took time to offer his thoughts on a high impact day for the Board.
Coronavirus A Local Focus on the Evolving Situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The situation with the coronavirus is changing rapidly. While the risk locally continues to be very low, clearly the virus is spreading widely.
LCBH Staff LCBH Family Support Center Open in Middletown
Lake County Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) is proud to announce the opening of its newest Peer Support Center in Middletown.
CDPH Logo CDC Confirms Possible First Instance of COVID-19 Community Transmission in California
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 in California in the general public.
President's Day President's Day Closure
The Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services Office will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President’s Day.
Oral Health Healthy Smiles for National Children’s Oral Health Month
February is National Children’s Oral Health Month, a time to share and promote the benefits of healthy teeth in children and families.
Public Notice Metcalf: Statement Regarding Data Breach Incident
On the morning of December 6, 2019, County staff discovered a break-in had occurred during the previous night at the Lake County Behavioral Health Services Clinic located at 7000-B S Center Dr., in Clearlake.
Coronavirus Risk of Illness from Novel Coronavirus in Lake County Continues to be Low
At the Lake County Health Department, we are regularly in touch with state and federal experts, we communicate about updates with local health providers, and we are making preparations for the possibility of any cases showing up in our area.
New home Advisory Board Vacancies - Building Board of Appeals
The Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants to fill the following vacancies on the Lake County Building Board of Appeals for a two year term: One Member for each Supervisorial District: District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4 and District 5.
CDPH Logo Two Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus in California
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been informed that one individual in Los Angeles County and one individual in Orange County have tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019).
Cyanobacteria No Further Detection of Anatoxin from Algae in Blue Lakes
Follow-up testing after the detection of anatoxin in Blue Lakes in December (detailed in a press release dated 12/18/19) has been negative, so all caution signs have been removed and any restrictions have been lifted.
Hydrilla CDFA Hydrilla Eradication Program Seeking Public Comment
There will be a public scoping meeting on Wednesday January 29, from 3:30-5pm, in Lakeport City Hall where state officials and others will be present to address your comments, concerns, and questions as they work to develop the updated EIR.
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Closures
Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services Office will be closed Monday, January 20th, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Cyanobacteria Anatoxin from Algae Detected in Blue Lakes
Following recent rains, an algae bloom was noted in the southern edge of Blue Lakes on December 12.
2020 Quagga Sticker 2020 Resident Quagga Stickers Now Available
The Lake County Quagga Sticker is required in addition to your DMV sticker for all Lake County vessels.
ROV Sign Supervisors Commit to Valadez as Registrar of Voters
The Lake County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce they have agreed to appoint Maria Valadez Registrar of Voters, to be effective following the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
Happy Holidays County Offices Closed
The majority of County Offices will be closed to the public Monday, December 23, through Friday, December 27, in observance of the holidays.
People attending conference Upcoming Vacancies
Upcoming Vacancies on Advisory Boards and Commissions.
Gibson Museum Gibson Museum Temp Closure
The Gibson Museum in Middletown will be closed for a building remodel from December 5, 2019 through January 2, 2020.
Public Notice Notice of Election
Notice of Election and Dates Fixed for Submitting Arguments for or Against Yuba Community College District: General Obligation Bond Election – Measure “C” to Be Voted on at the Consolidated Presidential Primary Election on March 3, 2020
tMHFA Teen Mental Health First Aid Pilot
Lake County Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS), teamed with Middletown High School, has been selected to participate in the country’s expanded teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) pilot program, beginning spring semester 2020.
Happy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Holiday Closures
The Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services Office will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Warm Coffee Middletown Library and Senior Center to Serve as Overnight Warming Center
“People and businesses in Middletown have been hit really hard by PG&E’s decisions to turn off our power again and again, and it is totally unacceptable,” says Simon.
PSPS Logo 11/19 Update on 11/20 PSPS Event
Lake County Board of Supervisors, PG&E’s Roth Provide Information, Frankly Discuss Serious Concerns
PSPS Logo 11/20 PSPS Update
The final decision to move forward with a November 20 PSPS Event has not yet been made. However, the potential scope for Lake County has been significantly reduced from previous estimates.
Vaping E-Cigarette and Vaping-Associated Illnesses Continues
As yet another California death related to vaping is reported in Marin County, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to urge everyone to refrain from vaping and e-cigarette use, no matter the substance or source, until the cause of vaping-associated lung disease is known.
I Voted Official Canvass – Ballots Remaining to be Counted
A second update to the November 5, 2019 Special District Election UNOFFICIAL Results has been posted to the Office of the Registrar of Voters website at www.lakecountyca.gov/rov. These results are not final.
PSPS Logo PSPS Impact on our Communities
Lake County residents have endured enough. Natural disasters, brought in unheard of frequency in part due to nature, but largely due to human decisions made by bureaucratic systems and groups of people that may not be able to find Lake County on a map – those natural disasters were enough.
Veteran's Day Landfill Closed Monday, 11/11, for Veteran’s Day
The Lake County Public Services Department announced today that the Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services Office will be closed Monday, November 11th, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.
I Voted Election Day Information
Today, November 5, 2019 is Election Day for all eligible voters living in the Northshore Fire Protection District.
CalFresh, better food for better living CalFresh Replacement Deadline Extended
CalFresh recipients now have until 11/22/2019 to request replacement benefits for October 2019 outages occurring on or after 10/23/2019. Food and Nutrition Services approved an extension of the 10-day deadline.
PSPS Logo Recommended Preparations for Upcoming Possible Power Outage
Preparation is very important, especially if you are medically fragile. If you have major medical needs, it may be a good idea to leave the area to visit friends and family until the power comes back on. Remember; get the essentials stockpiled before the power shuts off.
Public Notice 30-Day Public Comment Period
To all interested stakeholders, Lake County Behavioral Health Services, in accordance with the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), is publishing this Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period and Notice of Public Hearing regarding the above-entitled document.
PSPS Logo Board of Supervisors Invites Comment on PSPS Event
Tuesday, October 22, at 11am, the Lake County Board of Supervisors will receive public comment on the effects of the PSPS.
Baby Safe Sleep: Recommendations from the Academy of Pediatrics
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of sudden infant death and promote safe sleep for all Lake County’s babies. SIDS is the sudden death of an infant less than one year of age that cannot be explained despite a thorough investigation, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and a review of the medical history.
Gary Pace Welcome Gary Pace, MD, MPH: Speaking of Our Health
Dr. Gary Pace has a long history of distinguished service as a Primary Care doctor, and because of this background, he may not sound like a typical Public Health talking head.
Food Assistance Food Safety Following a Power Outage
Discard any Perishable foods (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers) that have been above 41 °F for over 4 hours.
Person getting a flu shot It's Flu Season: $2 Vaccine Clinics Start 10/12
Getting vaccinated is the best way to avoid getting the flu. Anyone 6 months of age or older is encouraged to get a flu vaccine. Being careful to use good hygiene is another way to protect yourself and those around you. If you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or the crook of your arm, instead of your hands.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Keep Pets and People Safe around Cyanobacteria
In a Press Release issued August 28, 2019, an unfortunate incident was reported of a dog that died suddenly after swimming in the Putah Creek area. Although no prior cyanobacteria-related animal deaths had been confirmed in this area, local water and health officials were concerned cyanobacteria may be the cause.
Vaping Public Health Advisory Urging Everyone to Refrain from Vaping
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory today urging everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete.
Voter Registration form Are You #VoteReady? Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day!
Tuesday, September 24 is National Voter Registration Day! Help celebrate this nonpartisan holiday for democracy by making sure you, your family, your neighborhood, and your community are registered to vote.
Courthouse Museum Temporary Museum Closure
The Lake County Historic Courthouse Museum in Lakeport will be closed Saturday, September 28, 2019 and Sunday, September 29, 2019 to allow for facility electrical work to be completed.
RRA Logo Winner Winning Risk Reduction Authority Logo Design
On Friday, August 30, 2019, Lake County Community Risk Reduction Authority (LCCRRA) Chairman and County Supervisor Moke Simon and Vice Chair, Supervisor Eddie Crandell, met with Logo Design contest winner Don Sluman, awarding gift certificates for a stay at Twin Pine Casino and Resort for his winning design.
Coastal Cleanup Coastal Cleanup Day 9/21: Volunteers Needed
Coastal Cleanup Day is coming to Clear Lake on Saturday, September Sept 21! This is the perfect opportunity for Lake County citizen volunteers to help clean shorelines, streams, and creeks and prevent trash from entering the lake and degrading the aquatic environment.
1000 Hands Project Anatomy of a Volunteer Project
Lessons Learned from 1,000 Hands. “We wanted to get people on the same page. People are not always working on the same projects, there are different economic boundaries in the communities. If a millionaire loses a $750,000 home [to a wildfire], does that mean more than someone losing their rental? No.”
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Keep Pets and People Safe Around Blue-Green Algae
The most recent water testing results of Clearlake of 22 sites throughout the lake on 8/20/19 were all below the Caution level.
Labor Day Facilities Closures
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services Office in Lakeport will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019 for the Labor Day holiday.
Fire Extinguisher 100 Fire Extinguishers at Kelseyville Fire Protection District, Starting 8/22
100 fire extinguishers, a mix of water-filled and ABC type, will be available from Kelseyville Fire Protection District, starting Thursday, August 22. Kelseyville Fire will also provide instruction on how to use the extinguishers.
Middletown Pool Middletown Pool Limited Hours through Labor Day
The Middletown Pool will remain open limited days through Labor Day weekend.
Algae blooms at Austin Park in Clearlake. Cyanobacteria Concern in 3 Lower Arm Areas and 1 Oaks Arm Area
The most recent results reflect testing largely conducted on August 5th, and four areas of Clear Lake demonstrated concerning levels of cyanotoxins, which are produced by blue-green algae.
Teamwork 1,000 Hands Project Update
Some in the community have asked whether the 1,000 Hands Project is still on, in light of the recent Golf Fire incident. The answer is an emphatic, “yes.”
Mosquito feeding on person Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile
Two mosquito samples collected in Lake County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. The mosquitoes, Culex tarsalis (western encephalitis mosquito), were collected near Lower Lake on August 6, 2019.
Hydrilla Hydrilla Detected in Clear Lake Keys
The Lake County Water Resources Department will be supporting the Lake County Agricultural Commissioner, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture, in an extensive survey in response to a recent detection of hydrilla within the Clear Lake Keys area of Clear Lake in Lake County.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free household hazardous waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17 at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Physician Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. Vaccines offer you the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases, like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia.
Public Notice Special Tax Measure "N"
Notice of Election and Date Fixed for Submitting Arguments for or Against Northshore Fire Protection District’s Special Tax Measure “N” to Be Voted on at a Special Election on November 5, 2019
Teamwork UPDATE: 1,000 Hands Project
Most wildfires are caused by roadside vegetation, and the area alongside Highway 281 in the Soda Bay Corridor is particularly vulnerable. 12,000 County residents live near this high risk area, and we are asking for 500 volunteers to help clear vegetation.
Breastfeeding Breastfeeding Awareness Month
August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month and the County of Lake Public Health Dept. and Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program are excited to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding, and how the community can best support moms.
Mussels on Propeller Mussel Prevention Survey
The Lake County Water Resources Department is in need of your help to prevent the introduction and establishment of destructive invasive Quagga/Zebra Mussels in Clear Lake.
Cyano Map 07/30/19 Cyanobactera Concern in 6 Lower Areas
The most recent results reflect testing largely conducted July 22, and six areas of Clear Lake demonstrated concerning levels of blue-green algae, also known as Cyanobacteria.
Teamwork 1,000 Hands Project
I am asking for around 500 volunteers to donate at least part of Saturday, August 17, to clean up hazardous vegetation along County roadside in the Soda Bay corridor, from the end of Highway 281 to Soda Bay, including areas of the Black Forest.
Konocti View Mt. Konocti Bus Tours
The County of Lake and Lake Transit Authority are resuming an exciting project to provide access to the top of towering Mt. Konocti via several docent-led (guided) bus tours on six Saturdays during the summer and fall.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free household hazardous waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20 at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility, 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Stay Healthy While Recreating in Lakes & Streams
With warm weather in the forecast and recreational water sports gearing up, health and water resource officials across the state are reminding the public to be mindful of cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae).
Brilliance Announcing Brilliance, PSPS Preparedness
What inspires you? What drives you? What prompts you to really push yourself to make your best contribution? How can that have a positive impact on others as we collectively prepare for or respond to a PSPS?
Fireworks Holiday Closures
The Lake County Public Services Department announced today that the Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services office will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
Public Notice Parks Design Concepts Public Meetings
Lake County Parks and Recreation invites you to attend an upcoming meeting to review the final draft conceptual design plans prepared for Hammond Park in Nice, Kelseyville Community Park in Kelseyville, and Trailside Park in Middletown for a potential state grant funding opportunity.
Award RRA Logo Design Contest
The Lake County Community RRA needs a logo, and there is still time for you to create the winning design! Submit your design by July 5, 2019.
Pier extending out into lake Interim Water Resources Director
The Lake County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that Department of Public Works (DPW) Director, Scott De Leon, has agreed to additionally serve as Interim Water Resources Director.
Press Release PG&E, 9 Entities Agree to Mediator’s Proposal, Resolve North Bay Fires Claims
Today, a group of nine counties and cities, including the County of Lake, announced that it and PG&E have accepted a mediator’s proposal of $415 million to resolve the collective cities’ and counties’ North Bay Fires claims.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free household hazardous waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Algae blooms at Austin Park in Clearlake. Recreating in Lakes & Streams
With warm weather in the forecast and recreational water sports gearing up, health and water resource officials across the state are reminding the public to be mindful of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in lakes, streams and reservoirs, and to keep children and pets away from these HABs if they see one.
Physicians Final Health & Wellness Forum 5/30, in Kelseyville
This Thursday, in Kelseyville, is the last of this series of Community Visioning Forums on Health and Wellness. District 5 residents and all others throughout the County who may have missed the meeting in their own District are strongly encouraged to participate.
Eastlake Lakefill Closure
The Eastlake Landfill will be closed Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00am for road repairs.
Board Room BOS Meeting Live on Facebook
The Lake County Board of Supervisors’ Tuesday, 5/21, meeting will be broadcast live at 9am on the County of Lake Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/lakecountycagov/.
Award RRA Logo Design Contest
The Lake County Community RRA needs a logo, and you may be the one to create the winning design!
Public Notice Parks Design Concepts Public Meetings
Lake County Parks and Recreation invites you to attend an upcoming meeting to review the draft conceptual design plans prepared for Hammond Park in Nice, and Kelseyville Community Park in Kelseyville, for a potential state grant funding opportunity.
New home Rapid Rehousing Emergency Shelter Programs
Lake County Continuum of Care (LCCoC) is pleased to announce the availability of two grant opportunities through the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program.
Ballot Box Unprocessed Ballots
The May 7, 2019 Special Election Results released on Election Night are not final. Below, please find the number of ballots remaining to be counted during the 30-day Official Canvass period.
Flag Lower Lake High Grad McMullen Named Registrar of Voters
The Lake County Board of Supervisors is proud to announce the appointment of Catherine McMullen as Registrar of Voters, effective June 24.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free household hazardous waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility, 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Flag Huchingson: Statement on May 7 Election
First, I want to say I could not be happier with the leadership and stability that Interim Deputy Registrar of Voters, Marcy Harrison, has brought to her office over the past two months.
Mental Health Metcalf: Seeking Commonalities, Building Resiliency
May is Mental Health Month, and Lake County Behavioral Health Services invites you to join us in celebrating this year’s theme: “Strength in Community.”
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free household hazardous waste drop off event will be held Saturday May 11, 2019 at Lucerne Harbor Park, 6225 East Hwy 20, Lucerne. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Flags at cemetery Facilities Closures
The Lake County Public Services Department announced today that the Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services office will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Curbside garbage service will be delayed one day for the rest of the week. The Eastlake Landfill and the Public Service’s office will re-open on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Female Doctor Hepatitis C Awareness: Treatment is Key
Hepatitis C is one of the most frequently reported communicable diseases in California. About 400,000 Californians live with chronic hepatitis C, but many do not know they are infected, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Pregnant woman relaxing on dock Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month draws attention to essential mental health concerns for mothers and families. Organizations around the world are coming together to increase awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and decrease the related stigma.
Physician Improving Community Health, Together
There is nothing more fundamental to building a strong community and reimagining what is possible for Lake County than the health and well-being of our loved ones and neighbors. When each resident has the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and make their best possible contribution, everyone benefits.
New home Board Rescinds Rental Housing Price Gouging Ordinance
On Tuesday, April 23, the Board acted to rescind the Ordinance, a decision that is expected to allow property owners to make modest price increases necessary to cover increasing costs.
FEMA Coalition Health Leaders Attend FEMA Course
From April 14 through April 18, 2019, the County of Lake Health Services Department, and community partners, attended the 2019 FEMA Healthcare Coalition Response Leadership (HRCL) course in Anniston, Alabama.
Lakeside County Park Lakeside County Park Closure
The main parking area at Lakeside County Park will be closed Wednesday May 1, 2019 for scheduled maintenance and repairs. The public boat launch and main parking area will be inaccessible to vehicles.
Public Notice County Parks Closure
Pioneer/Saderlund Park located at 5250 Third Street, Kelseyville will be closed from May 1, 2019 to June 14, 2019 for maintenance and repairs.
Physician STD Awareness Month in Lake County: Syphilis Strikes Back
Once on the brink of elimination, syphilis cases reached a 24-year high in the United States in 2017. In Lake County alone, there were 15 cases of syphilis in 2017, up from 10 in 2016.
Physician STD Awareness Month in Lake County: Talk. Test. Treat.
Three common STDs have increased sharply across the United States for the fourth year in a row. To help reverse this trend, the County of Lake Public Health Department is calling on individuals and healthcare providers to take these three actions to protect themselves, their partners, and their patients from STDs: Talk, Test, and Treat.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20 2019 at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Ballot Box Logic and Accuracy Test of Ballot Tabulation to be Conducted
a Logic and Accuracy Test will be conducted for the ballot tabulation computer and software to be used for the May 7, 2019 Lakeport Fire Protection District Special Election.
tally Public Manual Tally of 1% of Precincts
THE LAKE COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE, would like to inform voters, observers and the public that the Registrar of Voters Office (2nd Floor, Room 209, Courthouse, 255 North Forbes Street, Lakeport) will conduct a public manual tally of a minimum of 1% of randomly selected precincts for the May 7, 2019 Lakeport Fire Protection District Special Election, commencing on Thursday, May 16, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m
Physician Health & Wellness Forums Begin April 22
Beginning April 22, the County of Lake Health Services Department and the Board of Supervisors are collaborating with Hope Rising and other partners to present Community Visioning Forums throughout the county on the topic of Community Health and Wellness.
I Voted Processing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots
THE LAKE COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE would like to inform vote-by-mail voter observers and the public that the Registrar of Voters office (2nd Floor, Room 209, Courthouse, 255 North Forbes Street, Lakeport) will commence processing vote-by-mail ballots for the May 7, 2019 Lakeport Fire Protection District Special Election, on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Voter Registration form Voter Registration Deadline for May 7 LFPD Special Election
April 22, 2019 is the deadline to register to vote for the May 7,2019 Lakeport Fire Protection District Special Election.
Shelf filled with bottles of wine. April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Help is Available
Alcohol is an extremely powerful, highly-addicting drug. Excessive alcohol consumption increases people’s risks of injuries, violence, liver disease and cancer. This month, Alcohol Awareness Month, spotlights the reduction of stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction.
Physician Dr. Gustafson Appointed Public Health Officer
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors acted to install Dr. Erin Gustafson as permanent Public Health Officer (PHO).
2019 Citizens' Academy 2019 Citizens' Academy
The twenty-first session of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy is scheduled to commence on May 28th, 2019, and will be held in Middletown.
Fishermen Update: County Parks & Boat Ramps
Lakeside County Park, Clearlake Oaks and Lucerne Harbor boat ramps are now open. Use caution when launching.
Open Sign Health Services New Hours
Beginning March 15, 2019, Lake County Health Services Department will be open to the public 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday, and 8am-12pm every Friday.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, March 15, and 16, 2019 at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Animal Control New Animal Control Director
At their Tuesday meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint Jonathan Armas to the position of Animal Control Director, effective upon the departure of long-time Director Bill Davidson at the end of this week.
Flood County Parks and Ramps Closures
Lakeside County Park, Clearlake Oaks boat ramp and Lucerne Harbor boat ramp are temporarily closed due to flooding.
Fishermen Flooding Expected to Impact Local Water Bodies
Lake County residents are advised that thunderstorms in the region are expected to cause Clear Lake to reach 8.0 feet Rumsey Tuesday afternoon and 9 feet Rumsey, or flood stage, by early Thursday morning.
Lakeport Fire Protection District Public Notice for Special Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of the Lakeport Fire Protection District (the "District"), that in accordance with applicable law, the Board of Directors of the District has called a Special Election to held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
Rep. Mike Thompon Fire Resiliency Summit
Questions about Mike’s work to help fire recovery and prevent future disasters? Get answers and share your opinions!
Medical Exam Rise in Whooping Cough
Pertussis, (also known as whooping cough) is a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be spread by coughing. It is predicted that in 2019-2020, we will see a rise in pertussis.
Lake County Recovers Zone of Benefit Info Session
District 5 Supervisor, Rob Brown, and the Lake County Board of Supervisors have proposed creation of “Zone of Benefit Riviera West of CSA No. 23,” to encompass the communities of Riviera West, Buckingham, Clear Lake Riviera, and Riviera Heights.
President's Day Holiday Closures
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services Office, in Lakeport will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 for the President’s Day holiday. The Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services Office will re-open on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, February 15, and 16, 2019 at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Measles Measles Outbreak in Washington and Oregon
A measles outbreak has emerged near Portland, Oregon, with 49 confirmed cases and 9 suspected cases (as of 2/4/19) identified in Clark County, Washington since January 1, 2019. Most of the infected people have been children under 10 years old, and there is a correlation with greater numbers of cases occurring in areas with lower than average vaccination rates.
Person getting a flu shot Flu Activity Expected to Increase in Lake County
Flu activity in Lake County is expected to increase in coming weeks. Lake County Interim Public Health Officer, Dr. Erin Gustafson said, “Flu is circulating at elevated levels throughout California, and it’s not too late to get a flu shot.”
Fishermen Boaters Urged to Use Caution Due to Debris on Clear Lake
Boaters are advised to use extra caution due to debris in Clear Lake. Stormwater runoff from recent rains has washed trees and other floating debris into the lake.
Doctor holding patient's hand Big Oak Peer Support Center Now Open
Lake County Behavioral Health Services is proud to announce the recent opening of its newest Peer Support Center in Clearlake Oaks. Christened the “Big Oak Peer Support Center,” the facility provides resources and referrals to individuals in need of assistance with mental health and/or substance use disorder-related issues for themselves, family or friends.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Saturday January 19th 2019 at Quackenbush Mountain Resource Recovery 16520 Davis Street adjacent to landfill. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Closures
The Eastlake Landfill and the Lakeport Public Services office will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Residential pickup will be on their regular scheduled day. Both facilities will re-open on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Board Room Upcoming Vacancies
List of upcoming vacancies on Advisory Boards and Commissions
Happy New Year! Holiday Closures
Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services office in Lakeport will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for the New Year’s holiday.
Chickenpox Chickenpox Diagnosed at Upper Lake Middle School
There has been one healthcare-provider diagnosed case of chickenpox and one possible case (pending diagnosis) at Upper Lake Middle School. These two children were sent home from school with blister-like rash on 12/11/18 and 12/12/18, respectively.
People attending conference Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Board Item Continued
Item 7.9 on December 4’s Board of Supervisors Agenda, “PUBLIC HEARING – Consideration of a Draft Ordinance Adding Article VIII to Chapter 13 of the Lake County Code Regarding Hazardous Vegetation Abatement,” has been continued to 10:00am, December 11.
Fishermen 2019 Quagga Stickers Now Available
2019 Quagga Stickers now available at all screening locations. The Lake County Quagga Sticker is required in addition to your DMV sticker for all lake county vessels.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Saturday, December 15th at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Happy Holidays Holiday Closures
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services Office in Lakeport will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Wednesday, December 26, 2018 for the Christmas Holiday.
People attending conference Econimic Future is Agenda for 12/3 Meeting
Monday, December 3, celebrated North Bay economist and Sonoma State University professor, Dr. Robert Eyler, will present a countywide plan. This will be a historic joint meeting of the Lake County Board of Supervisors and Clearlake and Lakeport City Councils, with the Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC).
Cathy Saderlund Cathy Saderlund Woman of the Year
On October 26, 2018, before the United States Congress, John Garamendi formally honored Cathy Saderlund, Lake County’s Auditor-Controller/County Clerk as “California’s Third District Woman of the Year.”
Lettuce CDC Warns Consumers to Avoid Romaine Lettuce
People should not buy or eat romaine lettuce; restaurants should stop serving it; and anyone who has it on hand should throw it out and clean the refrigerator immediately.
Happy Thanksgiving Museums Holiday Closures
The Historical Courthouse Museum in Lakeport, the Historic Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake and the Gibson Museum in Middletown will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday November 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving Facilities Closures
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services Office , in Lakeport will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday November 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Marijuana UPDATE: Restricted Pesticide Found
There are now six sites with confirmed presence of the pesticide. Results for two of the sites came back on 10/31/18, and a press release was issued on 11/2/18. Results for the other four sites came back on 11/7/18. Five of the sites also had presence of additional chemical pesticides.
People attending conference Brown, Fire Mitigation Meeting
On Wednesday, November 14, at 6pm, representatives from CAL FIRE, Kelseyville Fire Protection District, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, County Administration and the insurance industry will join me for a public forum to discuss options for Fire Mitigation, with an emphasis upon four communities: Buckingham, Clear Lake Riviera, Riviera Heights and Riviera West.
Marijuana Restricted Pesticide Found
During searches conducted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, on 9/21/2018, of cannabis grow sites on private property, samples of an unknown substance were obtained that were confirmed on 10/31/2018 as US EPA severely restricted pesticides.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, November 16th & 17th at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility , 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Lake County Recovers Post-Fire Water Quality Activities
The Lake County Water Resources Department (WRD) and the local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) office will distribute wattles to landowners within the county.
Veteran's Day Holiday Closures
The Public Services Office in Lakeport and the Eastlake Landfill will be closed Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.
County of Lake Courthouse Opinion Piece - Huchingson
There is no doubting that Lake County has known hardship: nine disasters in a three-year span; cycles of poverty that are deep and systemic; outcomes in public health and education that have consistently placed us toward the bottom of state rankings.
Public Notice Notice of Intent to Adopt Section 4(F) De Minimis Findings for Helen Mitcham Park
Notice of intent to adopt a U.S. Department of Transportation Acct Section 4(f) de minimis finding for impacts to Helen Mitcham Park.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, October 19th & 20th at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Cyanotoxin Levels Below Caution Threshold
Results from water monitoring of 21 sites on Clear Lake by the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians and Elem Indian Colony on September 20, 2018 showed all levels of microcystin below the Caution threshold.
Person getting a flu shot Fall Influenza "Flu" Vaccines
Getting vaccinated is a great way to avoid getting the flu. Anyone 6 months of age or older is encouraged to get a flu vaccine. Being careful to use good hygiene is another way to protect yourself and those around you.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Saturday October 13th 2018 at Hidden Valley Lake by the Post Office Boxes. 19287 Hartman Road, Hidden Valley.
Lake County Recovers Right of Entry Forms Due 9/28
The deadline is swiftly arriving for Pawnee, Ranch and River Fire Survivors to participate in the CalRecycle-led wildfire debris removal program. Right-of-Entry forms must be submitted by Friday, September 28.
Lake County Recovers Cleanup & Debris Removal by CalRecycle will Begin Soon
You must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form to Lake County Environmental Health by Friday, September 28 for your property to be included. Wildfire debris is hazardous to public health, and cannot be left on your property. Call 707-263-1164 to discuss your options with County Environmental Health Staff.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Improvement in Blue-Green Algae in Clearlake
We are happy to report continued improvement in water sample testing for cyanobacteria in Clear Lake. The most recent lab results received on September 13, 2018 for the monitoring conducted on September 4, 2018 for this specific algae detects results at 6 of the 18 sampling sites, but all six of these are below the caution threshold.
New Hours New Office Hours
Many County offices are now open Monday-Thursday, from 8am-5pm. The County Administrative Officer has also released a video series, discussing the decision to reduce public hours for many County offices, and explaining how we reached this point.
Lady sitting in field of grass Recovery Happens Lake County Celebration
Please join Lake County Behavioral Health in celebrating “Recovery Happens Lake County” on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Austin Park in the City of Clearlake. There will be a Recovery Happens Walk, guest speakers, raffle prizes, a free barbeque and more!
Residential fire debris Wildfire Cleanup & Debris Removal
Wednesday evening, September 12, at 6pm, the County will host a Virtual Mendocino Complex and Pawnee Fire Recovery Meeting, focused entirely upon cleanup and debris removal. The meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live.
Trash on Beach Coastal Cleanup Day Volunteers Needed
Coastal Cleanup Day is coming to Clear Lake on Saturday September Sept 15th! This is the perfect opportunity for Lake County citizen volunteers to help clean shorelines and prevent trash from entering the lake and degrading the aquatic environment.
Lake County Recovers Recovery Coordinator Locations
Recovery Coordinator will be available 10am-1pm, Monday, September 10, through Friday, September 21, at locations in Upper Lake, Lakeport and Clearlake Oaks.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Caution for Blue-Green Algae in Clear Lake
This week's reading are lower than previously, but we need two consecutive improved readings before we can change the level of alert for cyanobacteria that went out on August 10, 2018.
Lake County Recovers Recovery Coordinator Office Hours
Given the diversity of emerging recovery needs and the geographic expansiveness of the Mendocino Complex disaster, Lake County Recovery Coordinator Nathan Spangler is meeting County residents where they are, by holding office hours throughout the County.
Mosquito feeding on person Chicken Tests Positive for West Nile
This week’s sentinel chicken testing showed that one of the birds from the Upper Lake flock tested positive for WNV. As noted in previous press releases, four mosquito samples from Lake County have tested positive for West Nile this year.
Mobile FEMA office FEMA in Lucerne Wednesday, 8/29
FEMA will be at Lucerne’s Harbor Park Wednesday, August 29, from 11am to 6pm.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, September 21st & 22nd at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility , 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Labor Day Holiday Closures
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services Office in Lakeport will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 for the Labor Day holiday.
Mobile FEMA office FEMA DRC Now Open
To serve the broadest array of individuals affected by the Mendocino Complex fires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Upper Lake.
FEMA Logo FEMA Disaster Declaration
Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.
CalOES County Added to Major Disaster Declaration
Residents and business owners in Lake County who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Mosquito feeding on person Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Two mosquito samples collected in Lake County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. The mosquitoes, Culex tarsalis (western encephalitis mosquito), were collected near Upper Lake August 9 and August 14.
Lake County Recovers Virtual Recovery Meeting Scheduled
This Thursday evening, August 16, at 6pm, the County of Lake will host a Virtual Recovery Meeting.Contributors to the meeting will include state and local fire agencies and other first responders, the City of Lakeport, federal and state legislators, the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and National Forest personnel.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Harmful Algae Blooms in Clear Lake
Public Health is urging boaters and recreational users to avoid direct contact with or use of waters containing blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in Lake County.
Open Sign Local Assistance Center to Open Friday in Lucerne
A one-stop Local Assistance Center (LAC) for those impacted by the Mendocino/Lake Complex Fire will be opening this Friday, August 10th at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, 3985 Country Club Drive, Lucerne, CA 95458.
Donated items for disaster relief Lake County Public Health Works with Red Cross and Konocti Unified School District to Control Norovirus Outbreak at Lower Lake Shelter
Lake County Public Health, the Red Cross, and Konocti Unified School District are working together to help control a norovirus outbreak at the Lower Lake High School evacuation shelter.
Pharmacy Law Calif. Pharmacy Law Under Emergency Conditions
California Pharmacy Law (Section 4054) provides that pharmacists may in good faith furnish a “reasonable” supply of medications or devices to patients in emergency conditions without a prescription.
Food Assistance Clearlake Gleaners Offering Food Assistance
Staple food items, such as bread, eggs and water are available. Residents can also obtain some produce, such as carrots, pantry items like peanut butter and jelly, and even canned chicken and hamburger meat.
Residential fire debris Ash & Debris Clean-up Removal
Lake County is working to secure assistance from State agencies that will ensure proper handling and disposal of debris and ash from the fire. In the meantime, in order to protect your health and the health of your neighbors and your community, property owners are strongly recommended to not begin cleanup activities at this time.
Residential fire debris Eliminación de escombros de ceniza y quemadura Mendocino Complex
El Condado de Lake está trabajando para asegurar la asistencia de las agencias estatales que garantizarán el manejo y eliminación adecuados de los desechos y las cenizas del fuego. Mientras tanto, para proteger su salud y la de sus vecinos y su comunidad, se recomienda encarecidamente a los propietarios que no comiencen las actividades de limpieza en este momento. Además, nuestro vertedero local no está preparado para aceptar restos de fuego.
Fire Relief: How to Donate
Cash donations are most helpful at this time. They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
County of Lake Courthouse Disaster-Impacted County Offices to Reopen Monday
Monday, August 6, all Lakeport-based County offices and the Lakeport Branch of the Superior Court will reopen.
Air Quality Mensaje sobre la calidad del aire y regreso al trabajo
Ahora que los residentes del Condado de Lake están empezando a regresar al trabajo después de los incendios, muchas personas se preguntan qué tan seguro es su oficina y su entorno de trabajo. Desde el punto de vista de la Salud Pública, la principal preocupación será la calidad del aire.
Air Quality Air Quality and Return to Work (Eng)
Now that residents of Lake County are starting to return back to work after the fires, many people are wondering about how safe their office and work environment is. From the point of view of Public Health, the main concern is going to be air quality.
Temporary County Recorder's Office in Lower Lake
County offices in Lakeport remain closed due to Mandatory Evacuations. In recognition of the fact that County residents may need to record critical documents, County Assessor-Recorder Richard Ford has established a temporary Recorder’s Office in Lower Lake.
Ash and Burn Debris Clean-up Removal
Lake County is working to secure assistance from State agencies that will ensure proper handling and disposal of debris and ash from the fire. In the meantime, in order to protect your health and the health of your neighbors and your community, property owners are strongly recommended to not begin cleanup activities at this time
Eliminación de escombros de ceniza y quemadura Mendocino Complex
El Condado de Lake está trabajando para asegurar la asistencia de las agencias estatales que garantizarán el manejo y eliminación adecuados de los desechos y las cenizas del fuego. Mientras tanto, para proteger su salud y la de sus vecinos y su comunidad, se recomienda encarecidamente a los propietarios que no comiencen las actividades de limpieza en este momento. Además, nuestro vertedero local no está preparado para aceptar restos de fuego.
River & Ranch Fires Meeting at 6pm
CALFIRE, the United State Forest Service and County officials will host a community meeting at 6pm in Kelseyville, to provide displaced residents and concerned members of the public an update on the status of the Mendocino Complex Fires (River and Ranch Fires), and actions firefighters are taking to limit losses and protect property.
Mendocino Complex Fire Relief: How to Donate
Cash donations are most helpful at this time. They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
Board of Supervisors Emergency Meeting
County officials understand that many residents have questions regarding the Mendocino Complex fires and disaster response. The Lake County Board of Supervisors will host an emergency meeting tomorrow morning.
County Offices in Lakeport Closed Monday, July 30
All County offices in Lakeport will be closed Monday, July 30. With the exception of those assigned to respond to the disaster, County employees stationed in Lakeport do not need to report to work.
Coronavirus
2nd COVID-19 Related Death

It is with great sadness I report a second Lake County resident has died with a COVID-19-related illness.

Death info