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


Short Term Residential Rentals Cease Operation Immediately

April 3, 2020
Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that Short Term Residential Rental facilities should cease operations immediately, in accordance with Governor Wolf’s order to close all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania.   
In order to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Bethlehem and the State of Pennsylvania, the City of Bethlehem will be actively enforcing the Governor’s Order against owners and operators of these facilities effective immediately. Owners and operators are subject to immediate closure and/or criminal penalties for operating while the Governor’s ban is in place.
If you are aware of any Short Term Residential Rental facilities operating within the City of Bethlehem, please contact the Housing and Code Enforcement Office at 610-865-7091.
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