News & Alerts

The following are official news releases issued by the 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 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 […]

Allen County Health Commissioner Set to Retire in June

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 […]

Flu Activity Prompts Visitor Restrictions at Local Healthcare Facilities

Public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity. Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan is advising healthcare facilities impose the following restrictions to help protect patients, visitors and staff: Anyone coming to a healthcare facility for treatment who has […]

Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

Radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted, but it could be present at dangerous levels in your home. The Allen County Department of Health urges residents to reduce their risk of lung cancer by having their homes tested during National Radon Action Month in January. Testing is simple and free test kits are available at […]

Executive Board of Health 2020 Meeting Schedule

The Allen County Executive Board of Health will meet in regular session on the following dates in 2020: Monday, Jan. 27 Monday, April 20 Monday, July 20 Monday, Oct. 19 All meetings take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Courtroom Room 035 on the Garden level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry Street, […]

Public Encouraged to Get Flu Shot to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

Local health officials are encouraging the community to get vaccinated now to avoid “the flu Grinch” from ruining the fast-approaching holiday season. Allen County Health commissioner Deborah McMahan, M.D. was joined by local media at the Kroger Pharmacy, 6002 St. Joe Center Rd. Monday to hear about recent influenza activity and the importance of getting […]