New Indiana Website Offers Tools, Guidance INDIANAPOLIS (31 August 2020)—Do you know what to do when you or your pet encounters a bat? Late summer is when the small, flying mammals begin leaving their maternal colonies and may occasionally encounter people or pets. While a relatively small percentage of bats in Indiana carry rabies, Hoosiers […]
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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.
Health officials want to remind the community COVID-19 is still here, local hospitals are still seeing a steady increase in hospitalizations and recommended precautions to slow the spread should still be followed by everyone. The Allen County Department of Health has continued to report increases in positive cases of COVID-19 in the community since March. […]
The Allen County Department of Health executive board unanimously approved the appointment of a new health commissioner Thursday. Dr. Matthew Sutter was voted to take on the health commissioner role by all seven members of the executive board and has a tentative start date of June 15. Dr. Sutter is a practicing emergency medicine physician […]
Potential changes to the Allen County health commissioner’s position and salary are not a diminishment of the important duties or pay for the role, Department leadership clarified Thursday. The Allen County Department of Health leadership wanted to ensure a clear understanding of this potential change in response to some confusion after the Allen County Council […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 allencountyhealth.com and on our Facebook pages.
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 www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19. Additionally, Department […]
After 20 years serving as Allen County health commissioner, Dr. Deborah McMahan announced plans Monday to retire later this year. The announcement was made at the Allen County Executive Board of Health meeting at Citizens Square Monday evening. The Executive Board will begin the search process for her replacement in the coming weeks. McMahan will […]