News & Events

This is the page for official news releases issued by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. All media inquiries and public records requests are handled through the Communications Office. For questions, call Megan Hubartt at (260) 449-7395.

Allen County Health Commissioner to retire in July

For immediate release Allen County Health Commissioner to retire in July Fort Wayne (April 19, 2022) – After nearly two years helping to guide the community through an unprecedented public health emergency, Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter announced plans Monday to retire from public service later this year. The announcement was made at […]

New Schedule Announced for Department of Health COVID-19 Test Site

For immediate release New schedule announced for Department of Health COVID-19 test site Fort Wayne (April 1, 2022) – The Allen County Department of Health free public COVID-19 testing site will revise its operating schedule starting Monday, April 4. The site, 5750 Falls Drive, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays […]

New Temporary COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site to Open

For immediate release New temporary COVID-19 testing and vaccination site to open Fort Wayne (January 18, 2022) – In coordination with the Indiana Department of Health and local partners, the Allen County Department of Health is happy to announce the opening of a state-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination site to provide another option for residents […]

Rapid Tests Limited at Department of Health COVID-19 Public Testing Site

For immediate release Rapid tests limited at Department of Health COVID-19 public testing site Fort Wayne (January 14, 2022) – Availability of rapid antigen COVID-19 tests will further be limited today at the Allen County Department of Health public testing site at 5750 Falls Drive, and rapid tests will not be offered starting Tuesday, Jan. […]

Health Department Launches COVID-19 Hotline

For immediate release Health Department launches COVID-19 hotline Fort Wayne (January 7, 2022) – The Allen County Department of Health has strategized in real-time during each COVID-19 surge over the past two years to determine the most effective ways to utilize resources to conduct contact tracing for positive cases. That necessary work continues, as we […]

Department of Health Announces COVID-19 Testing Changes

For immediate release Department of Health announces COVID-19 testing changes   Fort Wayne (January 4, 2022) – Starting today, the Allen County Department of Health will be required to limit the use of rapid antigen testing for COVID-19 at its public test site, located at 5750 Falls Drive. Complying with Indiana Department of Health guidance, […]

Coliseum Vaccination Site to Close

For immediate release Coliseum vaccination site to close FORT WAYNE (12/28/2021) – With more than 51,000 COVID-19 shots delivered since the beginning of 2021, the vaccination site at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will close Wednesday, Dec. 29. The Allen County Department of Health reopened the site Oct. 18, doling out first and second doses, booster […]

New Communications Director Announced

For Immediate Release New Communications Director Announced FORT WAYNE (11/16/2021). – The Allen County Department of Health is pleased to announce Matt LeBlanc will be assuming the duties of Communications Director, effective immediately. Matt brings a strong communications and journalism background to his new position. He comes to the Allen County Department of Health from […]