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Disaster-Impacted County Offices to Reopen Monday

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (August 5, 2018) – The River and Ranch Fires began Friday, July 27, and continue to threaten portions of Lake County.  Consequences have been widespread, including the closure of most Lakeport-based County offices and the Lakeport branch of the Superior Court for the full week of July 30.

Monday, August 6, all Lakeport-based County offices and the Lakeport Branch of the Superior Court will reopen.  

Offices in all areas of the County no longer under Mandatory Evacuation will also resume business.

County government and Court leaders have undertaken considerable efforts to ensure the Lake County Courthouse building and other County offices are ready for the resumption of regular duties.  

Cleaning is being done in accordance with protocols developed by a certified Industrial Hygienist (IH) following the Restoration Industry Association “Guidelines for Fire and Smoke Damage Repair.”

This includes air scrubbers running in the buildings to filter out air contaminants, changing HVAC filters, and vacuuming floors and wiping down horizontal surfaces, as necessary.

Air samples are being performed, and preliminary results have shown that the indoor air quality is good.

Masks will also be provided to County and Court employees, to further ensure worker safety.

Additionally, masks will be available at the security screening station, as individuals enter the Lake County Courthouse building.

The office hours of County departments can be found on their webpages at:

More information regarding court operations can be found at:

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Effective immediately, people on private water systems whose tap water comes from their own private intake into the lake, in the Oaks Arm and Lower Arm of Clear Lake should not drink the water.

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