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.
Emergency Management Updates
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 Seeking 1A Vaccine Slot Appointments
The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with Lehigh Valley Health Network to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for recipients in the 1A vaccine group. The office is currently seeking recipients in the 1A category who have not yet been scheduled for a vaccine to sign up for an appointment. A vaccination site at a community location will be selected once a list has been created.
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Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Beginning March 22, 2021, qualified renters can apply for emergency rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).The program will be administered directly through Catholic Charities, and applications will be available on directly their website at www.catholiccharitiesad.org/
How to apply:
A Catholic Charities staff member will be in contact with the applicant upon receiving an application.
Lehigh County departments / staff are not accepting applications nor will assist in completing the applications. All questions must be routed to Catholic Charities. For inquiries, please call 610-541-2191 with questions about the program and/or application.
LANTA to provide COVID-19 Transport for Older Lehigh County Residents
Allentown, PA- On March 2, 2021, Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services partnered with LANTA to provide transportation for older residents seeking travel accommodations to COVID-19 vaccination sites. The partnership came as a result of residents struggling to make their appointments without a reliable means of transportation. This program will be free to the public without any cost to the resident.
Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services will provide LANTA the required funding to cover the shared ride cost for residents. Qualified residents need to be 65 years or older to register for the Shared Ride for Seniors Program through LANTA Customer Service in order to receive transportation.
Applications can be completed by calling 888-253-8333 Sunday through Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
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Allentown House Bureau Offers Vaccines for Lehigh County Seniors 65+
2/10/2021 News Release from Allentown Health Bureau.
The City of Allentown is launching a call center 610.890.7069 to assist city and Lehigh County seniors in registering for COVID-19 vaccinations. This center is open to citizens of Allentown and Lehigh County who are 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER and have had difficulty scheduling a vaccination appointment on-line. The call center will be available Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Calls will reach a bilingual person who will assist in scheduling a COVID vaccination as supply of vaccine permits.
Call volume is expected to be high and your patience is requested.
At this time this center is for appointments for Allentown/Lehigh County seniors only. Others are urged to schedule with the Allentown Health Bureau online, contact and register with the hospital network of your choice, or wait until more vaccine becomes available. Call center operators cannot assist with missed appointments or general COVID questions.
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For additional information regarding this release, please contact:
Mike Moore, Communications Manager: 610-437-7653
Vicky Kistler, Director, Allentown Health Bureau: 610-437-7760
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.
This useful site provides a full breakdown of cases, reports, symptoms, and local resources pertaining to COVID-19 in Lehigh County.
Lehigh County CARES Rent Assistance Program
Lehigh County residents can seek assistance with rent repayment by contacting the following agencies: