Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-0700    Version: 1 Name: Special recognition of Lake County COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic volunteers.
Type: Special Recognition Status: Completed
File created: 4/22/2021 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2021
Title: Special recognition of volunteers who have assisted Lake County during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Special recognition of volunteers who have assisted Lake County during the COVID-19 pandemic.



WHEREAS, staff from the Emergency Management Agency, County Administrator's Office, and all County departments, along with volunteers and partner agencies, including the American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, local municipalities and townships worked together to perform essential services and maintain emergency operations during the duration of the ongoing global pandemic; and

WHEREAS, volunteers assisted the Lake County Emergency Management with the distribution of over 2.7 million pieces of personal protection equipment and COVID-19 health and safety supplies to Lake County entities; and

WHEREAS, on May 3, 2020, Lake County opened one of the first community-based drive-through testing sites in Illinois; and

WHEREAS, in December 2020, the Lake County Health Department received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lake County and conducted its first drive through vaccine clinic at 3010 Grand Avenue in Waukegan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of volunteers from various organizations; including the Lake County Medical Reserve Corps, American Red Cross, Lake County Emergency Management Agency, CERT, Rosalind Franklin University, large corporations such as Abbott, Abbvie, Zebra Technologies, numerous municipalities that included first responders, several partner programs, Lake County residents, and many others all provided thousands of hours of service at mass vaccination clinics; and

WHEREAS, thousands of applications were received by the Lake County Health Department to provide both medical and non-medical volunteer assistance needed at mass vaccination clinics across the County; and

WHEREAS, volunteers have contributed to administering more than 400,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine across all of Lake County; and

WHEREAS, numerous residents and employees sent "thank you" a...

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