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Covid-19 Information

The City of Allentown is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Allentown Covid-19 Dashboard

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Updated 07/30/2021 | 1:30 p.m.


 

No appointment necessary, walk-in COVID Vaccination clinics are held on Fridays at the Allentown Health Bureau at 245 N 6th Street from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointments at other times can be scheduled by calling 610-437-7760.  Choose 0 from the phone prompts.
Moderna, Pfizer and J & J vaccine are available.

Housing, Foreclosures & Evictions

  • CDC Extends the Eviction Moratorium to July 31, 2021
  • Lehigh County residents and landlords looking for rent assistance can apply online at Catholic Charities. Renters are encouraged to have their landlords apply on their behalf.

    Eligible households must be able to show some form of financial burden because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The households must also be able to provide proof of residency such as with a lease or utility bill.

    Landlords will have the checks sent directly to them if they participate. Landlords will need to provide proof they own the property and their tax ID number.

Federal, PA State & Allentown Community Resources

Mitigation Efforts

  • PA Dept of Health Lifting Universal Masking Order on June 28
  • Practice Social Distancing. Social distancing means staying away from close contact in public places. It includes actions like staying out of places where lots of people gather and maintaining distance – approximately 6 feet- from others. Social distancing also includes minimizing contact with people by avoiding public transportation when possible, limiting non-essential travel, working from home, and skipping social gatherings. All Pennsylvanians should practice social distancing – not just those who are seriously ill or at high risk. Social distancing is a proven way to slow the spread of pandemics.
  • Wash Your Hands or use Hand Sanitizer Frequently. Wash especially after you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts or electronic cashier register/screens etc. Wash hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth because that is how germs enter our bodies.
  • Wear a Mask/Cloth Face Covering. Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
  • A no-visitor policy for correctional facilities and nursing homes has been implemented and will be evaluated for other facilities.
  • The Wolf Administration encourages religious leaders to exercise discretion in order to mitigate the spread of illness.

Homeless Services

Last Updated: May 4, 2020 : 9:30 a.m.

Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank
534 Chew St
Food bank open — Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9:30 a.m. until supplies run out.


Catholic Charities
Our Lady of Mt Carmel
179 Chew Street
Boxed lunches (canned & other non-perishable foods), Fridays and Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


Christ Fellowship Church
12th & Chew Streets

Dinner at church Thursdays, Fridays 5 p.m.


Jackson Park
9th & Jackson Streets
Dinner served Saturdays, Sundays 5 p.m.


Jubilee Breakfast Ministry
Zion's UCC
620 W. Hamilton (rear)
There are "grab and go" chicken or sausage and egg sandwiches, fruit, snack and coffee available Thursday, Friday, Saturday, breakfast meal from 7 - 8:30 a.m.


LCC Soup Kitchen
Alliance Hall 6th & Chew Streets
Bagged lunches available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 1 p.m.


Operation Address the Homeless
221 N 7th Street
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. providing a hot meal and a bag to go.
Sundays brunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 p.m.
Showers also available, on a spaced basis to maintain safe distance.


Salvation Army
8th & Turner Streets
Soup kitchen is open 2nd and 4th Sunday at 2 p.m.
Monday hot breakfast served in to go cups 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Emergency food by appointment daily (call 620-432-0129).
Food bank distribution the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month (10-12).
The shelter continues to accept clients from the 211 system.


YMCA
425 15th Street
Provides dinner for school age children, 18 and under. Serving from 4-5 p.m. as follows: Monday - dinner pick-up for Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday - dinner pick-up for Wednesday and Thursday; Friday - dinner pick-up for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An adult must bring the children the first time to get them registered; thereafter the adult alone may pick up food for the children.
They are also open for showers for our homeless neighbors on Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. Pre-registration is required through Ripple Community.