COVID-19 Communications and Planning

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to sharing timely and accurate information so that our providers may plan to address the spread of COVID-19. We continue to monitor new developments and will provide guidance as the situation evolves.


Join our daily call

We will be hosting a daily call for DHS providers to discuss rapidly changing information and planning. Providers who would like to participate in the call can do so using the following:

Call-In Line for the Daily Briefing

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Weekdays, 4:30 pm EST
+1-267-368-7515 (Toll)
Conference ID: 253 994 565#

For those who cannot make the call, we will post presentation materials and video recordings of the calls.

Notes from Daily Briefings

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (April 2, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (April 1, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (March 31, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (March 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (March 26, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (March 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Notes (March 23, 2020)


Daily Briefing Presentations

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (April 3, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (April 2, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (April 1, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 31, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 26, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 21, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 19, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 18, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing (March 16, 2020)


Audio of Daily Briefings

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (April 3, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (April 2, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (April 1, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 31, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 26, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 25, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 19, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 18, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Daily Provider Briefing Audio (March 16, 2020)

An up-to-date listing of all frequently asked questions are located on our COVID-19 FAQs page.

ACDHS Provider Exemption Letter (March 24, 2020)

  • This letter indicates that your agency is deemed an essential provider in support of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Please keep a copy of this letter available at your offices and share it with staff electronically so they can present it should they be stopped while driving.

Allegheny County DHS Helpful Resources - Legal

Declaration of Judicial Emergency (March 23, 2020)

  • For information on steps the jail administration has taken to address COVID-19 concerns, check the COVID-19 Alert page on the Allegheny County website.

Allegheny County DHS Helpful Resources - Financial Assistance

JFCS Career Development Center

  • Contact Wendy Solomon, Intake Specialist at 412-422-5627 or 412-586-3722 or email wsolomon@jfcspgh.org

LIHEAP Policy Clarification
Mon Valley Initiative 

  • Mon Valley Initiative is assisting displaced workers remotely. Contact Dr. T. Charles Howell IV, Director at  412.464.4000 x 4027 or chowell@monvalleyinitiative.com.

Partner4Work

  • Applications are now being accepted for the Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment Program. Learn & Earn is designed to provide work experience to young adults, ages 14-21, living in Allegheny County or the City of Pittsburgh. Contact Auberle Main Campus (412)673-5800 or Janeen Garancsi (412)673-5856 ext 1278.

PA Dept of Labor and Industry Unemployment Compensation

The Employment Institute at Auberle

  • Call Abby Wolensky, Deputy Director at 412-673-5856 ext. 1317 to leave a voice mail and someone will get back to you.

U.S. Department of Labor - COVID-19 and the American Workplace