ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown and Bethlehem said they will close their City Halls.
18 people in Allentown have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Mayor Ray O’Connell issued the directive Wednesday afternoon after Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for Lehigh and Northampton counties effective at 8 p.m.
The closings are in effect until April 6.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health say the virus has infected 1,127 people in Pennsylvania. There are 38 cases in Lehigh County, 18 of them in Allentown.
More than 800 people have died in the United States from COVID-19, nearly 200 of them in New York City.
Bethlehem City Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 p.m. Wednesday until further notice.
City Hall will remain operational but closed to the public. City employees will be available to assist residents via phone and email. Until further notice, residents should access information and conduct business by using the City’s website.
Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown, are requested to call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000.