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Lake County Cases at a Glance

  Total Active Recovered Deaths
 Total Cases 703 56 632 17


Source: CalConnect
Updated: October 29, 2020


Looking for More Lake County COVID-19 data?

Visit: Lake County Public Health’s COVID-19 Data Page


The Lake County Department of Health Services (DHS) continues to work closely with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

To contact Public Health regarding the coronavirus, call 707-263-8174 or email [email protected]



Testing Information

Drive-Thru Testing is now available by appointment in Lakeport, Clearlake, Middletown and Upper Lake!

Testing Flyer 09222020

Click image for printable COVID Testing Flyer



How do I get tested?

  • Create an account and schedule an appointment using your computer, tablet or smartphone:


WHO can Be tested?

  • Eligibility is determined through an online screening process
  • Must be 18 years or older; testing for children should be arranged through your healthcare provider
  • Have transportation to mobile testing site
  • Insurance is not required and you will not have out-of-pocket costs
  • Testing prior to procedures and surgeries should be arranged through your physician
  • Appointments are required


When and Where Do I Go?

Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Mondays & Tuesdays: Clearlake
  • Wednesdays alternate between: Upper Lake & Middletown
  • Thursdays & Fridays: Lakeport
*Note that available days, times and locations are subject to change.


What if I have questions or trouble scheduling?

  • Contact Lake County Public Health MHOAC: 707-263-8174 or [email protected] (M-F 8-5; staffed hours are subject to change) 
  Drive-Thru Testing Facts



Protect Yourself & Others


Social Distancing & Facial Masking Requirements


Benefits to Practicing Social Distancing & Wearing Facial Masks

Practicing social distancing and wearing facial masks helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and protects others, especially our more vulnerable populations. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 also enables Lake County to move through California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which will help businesses and our community's economic recovery.


Social Distancing

Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To practice social or physical distancing:
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded place and avoid gatherings


Facial Masking

Recent CDC studies show that people infected with coronavirus may not have symptoms and could spread the disease. Wearing a mask or face covering is critical to protecting you and those around you. Wearing a mask is now required state-wide, with limited exceptions.*
*Exceptions: Face coverings may not be appropriate for people that have medical conditions leading to difficulty breathing with face coverings, children six years or under, and for those who would have difficulty removing the covering without assistance.


How to Safely Wear & Take Off a Cloth Face Covering


Correct Face Cover
Wear Your Face Covering Correctly
  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.
  • Do not place a mask on a child younger than 2.
Health Habits
Follow Everyday Health Habits
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Covering to Protect Others
Use Face Coverings to Protect Others
  • Wear a face covering to protect others in case you're infected but don't have symptoms.
  • Keep the covering on your face the entire time you're in public.
  • Don't put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead.
  • Don't touch the face covering, and if you do, clean your hands.
Face Covering Removal
Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You're Home
  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
  • Fold outside corners together.
  • Place coverings in the washing machine.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
Cloth face coverings are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators, both of which should should be saved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. For instructions on making a cloth face covering, please visit:



CDC Guidance Videos




Stay Up To Date with Social Media




United States Government Coronavirus Response
Get the Facts on Coronavirus (video)
Proper Handwashing! What gets left on your hands when you don't wash properly. (video)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

General Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Community, Work and School: Information for Where You Live, Work, Learn and Play
People with Disabilities
Daily Activities & Going Out
If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone
Use of Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
What to Do If You Are Sick

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

News Releases Outpatient Healthcare Facility Infection Control  Cleaning and Waste Management Considerations for Residences

Resources for Older Adults

The safety and well-being of Lake County's vulnerable populations, their families and caregivers are a priority. To help keep you updated during COVID-19, we have developed a list of resources:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Older Adults
Care Plans Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers
Complete Care Plan form (download)
Deciding to Go Out
Protect Yourself Financially from the Impact of the Crononavirus
Beware of Scams Related to the Coronavirus
BenefitsCheckUp.org Benefits Resource Library
Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
Medicare & Coronavirus, Coping with Stress
Medicare & Coronavirus, Telehealth and Related Services
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Senior Health Information


Frequently Asked Questions

Also visit the CDC's general COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus FAQ.

What is a novel coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

What is the source of the virus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people. More information about the source and spread of COVID-19 is available on the Situation Summary: Source and Spread of the Virus.

Will warm weather stop the outbreak of COVID-19?

It is not yet known whether weather and temperature impact the spread of COVID-19. Some other viruses, like the common cold and flu, spread more during cold weather months but that does not mean it is impossible to become sick with these viruses during other months.  At this time, it is not known whether the spread of COVID-19 will decrease when weather becomes warmer.  There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.

What should healthcare professionals and health departments do?

See the CDC's FAQ for Healthcare Professionals for more information.


More Resources

03.04.2020 Executive Order N-33-20
03.09.2020 California: State of Preparedness
03.09.2020 COVID-19 Public Messaging