FORT WAYNE UPDATES

Allen County Updated COVID-19 Data

April 20, 2021

Allen County has confirmed 39,406 positive cases and 673 deaths in relation to COVID-19 as of 9:22am April 20, 2021.

Department to Launch Vaccine Clinic at Memorial Coliseum

January 8, 2021

The Allen County Department of Health will join the statewide effort vaccinating eligible people against COVID-19 beginning next week at the Memorial Coliseum.

Health Commissioner Urges Caution as County Lifts Some Restrictions

December 31, 2020

Health officials are urging the community to continue using extreme caution to help slow the spread of COVID-19 as some local public health restrictions are lifted.

Local Public Health Order Renewed in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

December 11, 2020

The Allen County health commissioner renewed and revised local public health restrictions to go into effect Sunday due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Changes to Services During Citizens Square Closure

November 23, 2020

The Allen County Department of Health will continue to provide various services to the public over the phone, through the mail and online during the closure of its downtown offices.

Local Public Health Order Announced in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

November 17, 2020

The Allen County health commissioner announced additional local public health restrictions due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Dr. Matthew Sutter was joined by local elected officials and hospital leadership to announce the Public Health Order, which goes into effect Sunday, November 22 at 12 a.m.

Itchy Red Toe Rashes could Indicate Virus

May 18, 2020

Doctors report rising 'COVID toes' cases

More than 300 Allen County residents test positive for COVID-19

April 19. 2020

More than 300 Allen County residents have contracted the novel coronavirus and 23 have died.

Coronavirus: A Live Community Forum

April 6, 2020

Recorded - Aired on PBS Fort Wayne on 4/3/2020

Social Agency Staying Strong On The Frontline

April 6, 2020

Aging & In-home Services of Northeast Indiana is another organization that is working overtime on the frontline of healthcare this month.

As the Coronalvirus pandemic restrictions continue to keep the especially at-risk members of the community even more isolated than normal, the company is exploring every area of of creative care giving at hand.

Meet Water Street Mercantile - New Downtown

April 3, 2020

While there are multiple grocery stores planned for downtown Fort Wayne's future, one local restaurant is testing the concept during COVID-19, and it's going surprisingly well.

General Manager Ben Hall and his team at Hall's restaurant group are making lemonade out of lemons at the Don Hall's Gas House, transforming their 305 E. Superior St. space into the Water Street Mercantile. This pop-up, de-facto grocery store features some of the food and drink products that would have otherwise gone to waste from their restaurants.

MLK Bridge Lights Up to Honor Frontline Healthcare Workers

April 3, 2020

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge downtown will be lit up in red and white April 3 - 7, 2020 to honor local emergency service and healthcare workers on the front lines who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The idea came from New York City, where the iconic Empire State Building is displaying a flashing red and white light on its mast to represent “America’s heartbeat,” according to the building’s Twitter account.

Church Closure Order

March 21, 2020

In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the community, the Health Commissioner is prohibiting church gatherings in Allen County, including those held in non-church venues.

City Utilities Offers Customers Assistance

March 19, 2020

Last week, City Utilities suspended utility service disconnects for non-payment and will continue this practice through April 15, 2020.

Message from Mayor Tom Henry

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Concerns: City well-positioned to cope with evolving thread

Division of Aging COVID-19 Guidance for Visitation

March 15, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidance to nursing homes to help them improve their infection control and prevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including revised guidance for visitation.