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.

Citizens Square Open to the Public May 18

News Release For Release: Friday, May 15, 2020 Contact: John Perlich, City of Fort Wayne, 260-427-6957 and Mike Green, County of Allen, 260-449-7671 Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County Commissioners Rich Beck, Therese Brown, and Nelson Peters today announced that Citizens Square and the Rousseau Centre will open to the public beginning Monday, […]

Citizens Square Closed Until Further Notice

Due to the decision by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and Allen County Commissioners to close all Citizen Square offices to the public in response to COVID-19, the following changes will occur until at least May 18: Environmental Services Pollution Control: large septic system plans too difficult to mail can be dropped off at the […]

Kroger Health Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Returns

(Fort Wayne, IN.) — Free COVID testing returns to Fort Wayne, this week.  The partnership of Kroger Health and the Allen County Department of Health will resume the drive-through service on Thursday and Friday. May 7 and May 8 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. Bishop Dwenger High School 1300 E. Washington Center Road The first […]

Health Officials Strongly Recommend Face Coverings in Public

The Allen County Department of Health is strongly recommending the community use cloth facial coverings in public until transmission of COVID-19 significantly slows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently modified recommendations, advising cloth face coverings should be used in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (like grocery […]

Allen County Announces First COVID-19 Death

The Department of Health announced the first Allen County death from COVID-19 Sunday. “Our hearts go out to the family who lost their loved one today as a result of COVID-19,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan. “We continue to ask for the community’s help in adhering to guidance that will slow the spread of […]

Two Allen County COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

The Allen County Department of Health, in consultation with the Indiana State Department of Health, has confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in two county residents. The patients are currently isolated. The Department is working closely with the state health department to identify any close contacts of the patients who may have been exposed […]

SSP Closed Due to COVID-19

The Allen County Syringe Services Program will be closed starting March 17 until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide any updates on when services will resume at and on our Facebook pages.

Health Department Announces Hotline and Webpage for COVID-19

In an effort to keep the community up-to-date and informed on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Allen County Department of Health has developed a public hotline and webpage devoted to the evolving issue. Community resources and links to reputable sources of updated information from various public health entities can be found at Additionally, Department […]