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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COVID-19: Protecting the Public and Employees as County Facilities Reopen

LAKE COUNTY, CA (May 29, 2020) – With COVID-19 still a significant concern in our region,
Lake County residents are encouraged to Stay Safe at Home whenever possible. 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.
As of Monday, June 1, most County offices will be reopening to the public Monday-Thursday,
8am-5pm, as an enhancement of services that have been available remotely throughout the
COVID-19 pandemic.

Like all businesses reopening in Lake County, County Departments are self-certifying they are
taking appropriate safety measures. Departmental certifications will be posted at County offices
upon reopening.

Each certification form will include contact information, if you wish to submit a complaint.
Health-focused complaints regarding any Lake County business, including County Departments,
may also be submitted to: MHOAC@lakecountyca.gov.

“Residents can Stay Safe at Home and still access many essential County services,” notes
Moke Simon, Chair of the Lake County Board of Supervisors. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
County Departments have adapted, and are now able to deliver services without requiring an in-person visit.”
County Administrative Officer, Carol Huchingson, and Court Executive Officer, Krista LeVier,
recently estimated 350-400 people passed through security at the County Courthouse during a
typical pre-COVID-19 week.

Those at elevated risk of severe COVID-19 complications may wish to reach out to a County
Department, and arrange for service without physically visiting the Courthouse or another
County facility.

A County Department Directory is available at:
http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/Directory.htm
The County of Lake’s Worksite Prevention Protocol is viewable here:
http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/Departments/Administration/Docs/ReturnToWork.pdf