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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.

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Festivals/Special Events Application

Special Event COVID-19 Regulations/Requirements

All operation requirements included in Governor’s Executive Order apply to these regulations.   
Green Phase - Maximum 250 people per gathering
*This includes employees, vendors, entertainers, patrons.*

*Detailed site plan and crowd control method is required in map and/or written form attached to applications*
 Guidelines set in place by CDC MUST be followed.
*For a full list of rules/regulations visit site:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/index.html
  All applicable Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board rules and regulations will apply and will be monitored by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement division.
**As a result of ever-evolving policies during these unprecedented times; the City reserves the right to unilaterally revise these guidelines and to cancel or suspend these regulations at its discretion. **


Special Activity Meetings S.A.M.

The City of Bethlehem is excited to announce we are now conducting Special Activity Meetings in Town Hall the second Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm.  A representative from each department will be present to answer questions or address any issues you may have about your Special event (parades, walks/runs, festivals, etc.).

Anyone may attend but we do ask that if your event is new, you must attend at least one of these meetings.

We want your event to be a success and attendance at one of these meetings ensures you will receive the necessary information.

If possible, please RSVP with Judith Stiles at 610-865-7079.

Thank you.

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Zoning & Planning

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all planning applications, zoning hearing board appeals and Certificates of Appropriateness/Historic Board applications are strongly encouraged to submit the waiver below of timeliness for review to protect the applicant, the Board Members, City officials and members of the public from the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

 
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