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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

Based on Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order issued for Northampton and Lehigh Counties, Bethlehem City Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 pm today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice.
 
City Hall will remain operational but closed to the public. City employees will be available to assist residents via phone, email and website.

Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown, are requested to call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000. Do not call 911 for this issue.

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Mayor

Bob Donchez is a retired educator who taught American Government for thirty-five years at William Allen High School in the Allentown School District. Presently Bob is the Mayor for the City of Bethlehem.

Bob currently serves on the boards of the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Lehigh Valley Partnership, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Southside Vision 2014-2024, and is an honorary board member of the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley.

In addition, Bob served on the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Policing, Bethlehem Area Public Library Board, City of Bethlehem Zoning Board, City of Bethlehem Recreation Commission, Northampton County’s Election Commission and Northampton County’s Drug and Alcohol Commission. He has also served as Chairman of Council’s Public Safety, Finance, and Community and Economic Development Committees, the South Bethlehem Neighborhood Center Board, Bethlehem/Murska Sobota Sister City Association Board, City of Bethlehem’s Recreation Commission and the Tourism Authority Board.

Bob is a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and is a member of the Church Finance Committee. He is the son of the late Irene Mayer Donchez and the late City Detective John J. Donchez. He is married to Jayne A. Miller Donchez and is the father of two children, Robert and Kristen.

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