A Message From Visit Lake County - Visit Lake County - Official Travel Site


To our valued visitors, residents and communities,

We can't wait until we're all enjoying more time together, special moments and activities throughout Lake County. As things reopen more, we support and encourage the guidelines in place and look forward to delivering great memories.

Working and supporting our communities and partners remotely, Visit Lake County continues to monitor the crisis, following guidelines and advisories from local, state and federal agencies. These include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health, the Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center and the recent phased plan, Restore Illinois. Supporting communities and neighbors, the Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund is a valuable and comprehensive resource. There are also grant opportunities, including the second round of funding for the Business Interruption Grants Program, known as BIG, offered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development. Other helpful resource links are also included below.

We encourage visitors to reach out directly to destination providers prior to traveling, to review policies and get updates. Visit our new dedicated "go-to" area for information, LAKE COUNTY @HOME, for restaurants, breweries and distilleries offering take-out/curbside and delivery, OPEN HOTELS, outdoor and virtual events, and more.

On behalf of Visit Lake County, wishing you good health and great Lake County experiences.


Best regards,

Maureen Riedy
Visit Lake County



Office of the Governor, JB Pritzker
Restore Illinois


Health Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Illinois Department of Public Health

Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center


For Communities
Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund
NEW: Lake County Small Business Assistance Grant Program (apply July 7 to July 20) 


For Hotels
Guidance for Hotels/Motels (English)

Guidance for Hotels/Motels (Spanish)


Business Resources

Small Business Survival Guide
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fact Sheet
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Fact Sheet
Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Fact Sheet



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