Health Department Environmental Health


The Environmental Health Division of the LaSalle County Health Department is comprised of a staff of Licensed Environmental Health Practitioners, an Environmental Health Educator, a Communicable Disease Nurse, an Emergency Response Coordinator, and a Program Assistant. These individuals provide environmental services in multiple programs. These programs include Food Sanitation, Private Sewage Disposal, Water Well Program, Nuisance Control, Tanning and Body Art Facility Inspections, Smoke Free Illinois, Emergency Preparedness, Communicable Disease, and Vector Control. Each Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner covers a specific area of the county. The Environmental Health Educator provides educational information in all Environmental Health Programs. To learn more about the Environmental Health Programs at LaSalle County Health Department, click on your area of interest above.

COVID-19 Update:


Governor JB Pritzker announced new and updated guidelines to help more businesses safely reopen in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan beginning June 26. These guidelines have been developed with engagement from businesses, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and trade representatives from across Illinois.
View the governor’s press release here

Phase 4 business guidance allows for the safe reopening or expansion of several key business segments – such as health and fitness, movies and theater, museums and zoos, as well as indoor dining at restaurants.  Individuals must continue to practice social distancing, maintaining at least a six-foot distance, and wear a face covering in public places or when working.
See an overview of the Phase 4 changes here.

Click below for guidelinesRestore Illinois Phase 4

COVID Resources:

COVID-19 Operational Guidance for Food and Meat Processing Facilities and Workplaces with Assembly Lines.
Food News You Can Use – Summer 2020
Enforcement of CovE05 (Executive Order No. 5).
COVID-19 Closure-Opening Guidance for Food Establishments.
IDPH COVID-10 Interim Guidance for Food Service.
Farmers Market Guidance During COVID.
National Restaurant Association’s Guidance for Reopening Retail Food Establishments .

Restore Illinois Guidelines:

  • Restaurants and Bars – Indoor and Outdoor Dining Guidelines for Phase 4 of Restore Illinois.
  • Restaurant and Bars – Outdoor Dining Guidelines for Phase 3 of Restore Illinois.
  • Phase 3 Business Toolkit – Restaurants and Bars.