Lehigh County Moves to Yellow in Spite of Missing COVID-19 Goals

Written by on June 5, 2020

Lehigh County Moves to Yellow in Spite of Missing COVID-19 Goals

Although COVID-19 infection rates remain high in Allentown, Lehigh County will end stay-at-home on Friday, June 5. Today the last 10 counties in Pennsylvania move to the yellow phase of the governor’s emergency pandemic declaration. 

But according to the Director of the Allentown Health Bureau, Vicky Kistler, her city has not yet met one of the most important goals for that change of status…reducing new positive cases to less than 50 per 100,000 residents. And keeping it there for two weeks.

“We’re working toward that. And we’re making progress, but we are still seeing some positivity in our community. Some of which is the result of more aggressive testing…but others is still that we do have a virus circulating in the community,” said Kistler.

Kistler confirms to WLVR that Lehigh County remains among the top three counties in the State when it comes to per capita COVID-19 infections. She stresses that familiar safety measures – masks, hand-washing, and social distance – will need to be observed if Allentown is to stay out of the red designation.


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