FORT WAYNE UPDATES
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.
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.
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.