Lake County Indiana Health Department
We are going the wrong way, Lake County! The most recent County Metrics keep Lake County in YELLOW, however it went from 1.0 to 1.5 which means we either remain steady, work our way back to BLUE or end up in ORANGE again. Right now, LaPorte County is the only one in the state in ORANGE.
Please do not let up on recommendations of social distancing, mask wearing, event planning, etc. Perhaps some people misunderstood when restrictions were lifted. When the Governor and County Health Officer lifted restrictions, it was not a statement that the pandemic is over.
Regarding vaccination and "what's next" for you, we encourage you to review the latest CDC recommendations at https://buff.ly/3v2PJqt. (This was last updated 04/02/2021, subject to change, but current at this point.)
Schedule your vaccination today, preferably through https://buff.ly/3i8v1zs or by calling 211 or 1-866-211-9966.
Remember, FEMA has a vaccination site distributing the Pfizer vaccine. This is a two-shot process, so it is important you come back for your second shot in a timely manner. This site is at Roosevelt High School, 730 W. 25th Ave, Gary, 46407. To register, go to https://buff.ly/3i8v1zs and click on the “find a vaccination site” link. Then go to Lake County and click on the “FEMA Gary Roosevelt Park VAX” link and make an appointment by filling out the information on the screen. While an appointment is preferred, they have stated they will not turn anyone away. So, don't wait!