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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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COVID-19 update (3/24/20): Bethlehem currently has a total of 6 cases of COVID-19. A bus driver for LANTA is among the cases who recently tested positive.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
 
The City of Bethlehem currently has a total of six cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  A bus driver for LANTA is among the individuals who recently tested positive for COVID-19. The bus driver worked on March 20, 2020 and drove several trips between Easton and Bethlehem during their shift.
The Bethlehem Health Department is working with LANTA to notify employees who may have had close contact with this individual.  All close contacts will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days.  If you feel that you may have had close contact with this individual, please self-monitor for symptoms.  If you begin to exhibit symptoms, contact your health care provider to determine if you should be tested.
Since the start of this outbreak, LANTA has enhanced cleaning procedures to disinfect commonly touches surfaces on their buses and vans, such as seat handles, hand rails, etc.
During this time, the City of Bethlehem is strongly encouraging everyone to engage in community strategies to slow the spread of the disease.  For individuals working for life sustaining businesses, such as grocery stores, food service, and health care, please stay at home if you are sick.  For life supporting businesses, if you have any employee with symptoms, please tell them to stay at home.
For questions about COVID-19, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH or the Bethlehem Health Department at 610-865-7083.