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.

     

Lehigh County Mask Mandate

NOTICE: Lehigh County Shall Require Face Masks At All Government Facilities

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, face masks will be mandated at all Lehigh County government facilities for all county employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. All masks must be properly worn over the nose and cover the chin of an individual. The decision to reinstate the mask mandate was made by Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong and President Judge J. Brian Johnson in accordance with CDC guidance as COVID-19 transmission rates rise in Lehigh County. The policy will be enforced in all county-regulated facilities, including the Magisterial District Courts, until further notice.

     

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Lehigh County EMA

     

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 COVID-19 ​RELIEF ​SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

The Lehigh County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program has re-opened and is now accepting applications! Lehigh County Commissioners have approved this Grant Program partnered with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce that will distribute $10 million dollars of ARP Funds to Lehigh County small businesses with 100 or fewer employees.

Guidelines & Application | Para Aplicación en Español

     

Lehigh County Emergency Rental Assistance

 Catholic Charities Website | English Application | Aplicación En Español

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 applications.  All questions must be routed to Catholic Charities. For inquiries, please call 610-541-2191 with questions about the program and/or application. 

     

Office of Aging and Adult Services

Vaccination Opportunities for Homebound Residents

4/26/2021 The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will be providing vaccination opportunities for Lehigh County homebound residents unable to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are in need of a vaccine and are homebound, or know someone who is, please contact the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM.

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Lehigh County Seeking 1A Vaccine Slot Appointments

3/30/2021 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 now available to Lehigh County residents.

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:

  • Complete the application online and upload the necessary income documents and proof of identity.
  • Download the application and submit, complete with the necessary income documents and proof of identity, to ERAP@allentowndiocese.org.
  • Print out the application from the website and mail to Catholic Charities at 900 South Woodward Street, Allentown, PA  18103.

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.

     

Lehigh County partners with LANTA

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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IMPORTANT NOTICES

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.

     

Information

 (Under maintenance) 

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, Tmiller@allentowndiocese.org 
  • 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