This page is designated to keep all Lehigh County residents up to date and informed with the latest developments of the COVID-19 virus. Lehigh County offers a variety of resources to help cope with the effects of the pandemic along with other partners who can offer viable assistance. 

 Please check this page regularly for updates and future developments.


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Department Notices

 Notice from the Clerk of Judicial Records

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the processing of passport applications is suspended, effective November 30, 2020, until further notice.



Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong joins County Commissioner Dan Hartzell, Cedarbrook Administrator and Director Jason Cumello, and Cedarbrook Resident Jean Larison in receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine was administered by Walgreens at Cedarbrook Senior Care & Rehabilitation in Allentown.



COVID-19 Testing Site Planned For Lehigh County

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has extended a contract with AMI to provide Lehigh County with a COVID-19 testing site for five days. Beginning Monday, January 4th, 2021, Lehigh County, in conjunction with the Allentown Health Bureau, will be hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in order to help contain the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the area. The initiative is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as they designate regional COVID-19 testing sites throughout the Commonwealth. Full Press Release

UPDATE: COVID-19 Test Site in Lehigh County (Coca-Cola Park) is now closed – 1/8/2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health/AMI COVID-19 Test Site at Coca-Cola Park has now closed as of January 8, 2021, the site exhausted their daily testing capacity. Today was the last day for this Community Based Testing Site in Lehigh County.



 Lehigh County COVID-19 Response Hub 

This useful site provides a full breakdown of cases, reports, symptoms, and local resources pertaining to COVID-19 in Lehigh County.  


Funding Opportunities

Lehigh County CARES Rent Assistance Program

 Lehigh County residents can seek assistance with rent repayment by contacting the following agencies:

  • New Bethany Ministries -610.691.5602 x213
  • Catholic Charities - Contact Tom Miller at 610.435.1541, 
  • For low- to moderate-income households who feel that they are being illegally evicted or foreclosed upon, please contact North Penn Legal Services at (610) 317-8757 for free advice, referrals, and advocacy.
  • For residents who are 14 days or less away from losing their residence and have either a Notice to Quit or a Lockout Order/Notice, or are currently homeless ,call 211 to be connected to the Coordinated Entry Referral System; or visit Lehigh Conference of Churches:
    • 1031 West Linden Street, Allentown, Monday to Thursday 9-11 am and 1-3 pm
    • 740 East Fourth Street, First Floor, Bethlehem, call for hours at 610.419.8282