As Lehigh County Jail Officers Get Vaccinated, County Begs Pa. for Help Battling COVID


Lehigh County Jail staff are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as Lehigh County officials beg the state for vaccines, testing supplies and money to combat the virus in the county jail.

Officials wrote a Jan. 29 letter asking for vaccinations for inmates, officers and staff at the jail in Allentown as soon as possible; additional COVID-19 testing; and money for “architectural expansion” to allow for appropriate social distancing measures.

“We cannot allow our jails and prisons to continue to be subject to this rampant outbreak without arming them with the resources they need to fight this virus,” the letter from County Executive Phillips Armstrong, county Commissioner Geoff Brace, and state Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer, who represent Allentown.


By: Sarah Cassi
Published: Lehigh Valley Live

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