COVID-19 Update – City of Lebanon

Lebanon County is Going “Green” Friday, July 3, 2020!

As efforts continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the green phase eases most restrictions. Please be advised of the following changes as Lebanon City transitions from the yellow to green phase.

Work and Congregate Settings Restrictions

  • Continued Telework Strongly Encouraged
  • Businesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety Requirements
  • All Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% Occupancy
  • Child Care May Open Complying with Guidance
  • Congregate Care Restrictions in Place
  • Prison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual Facilities
  • Schools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth Guidance 

Social Restrictions

  • Large Gatherings of More Than 250 Prohibited
  • Masks Are Required in Businesses
  • Restaurants and Bars Open at 50% Occupancy
  • Personal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment Only
  • Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly Encouraged
  • All Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% Occupancy
  • Construction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of Protocols

What does going “green” mean for City operations?

  • City offices will be open by appointment only. It is strongly recommended that the public continue payments by mail or use the City’s green and white mailbox located in the 8th & Elm Street parking lot. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance. To schedule an appointment, please contact:

Department of Administration – (717) 228-4401
Department of Public Works – (717) 228-4490
Department of Finance – (717) 228-4497
Department of Public Safety – (717) 228-4495

  • The Zoning Hearing Board hearings scheduled for 7/15/20 & the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7/13/20 will be held in-person with social distancing & capacity restrictions in place. The public must pre-register 48 hours in advance to attend. To register, please call the Department of Public Works at 717-228-4490 or email All other Board and Committee meetings, including City Council for the month of July will be held via Zoom. Please contact the City Clerk at 717-228-4401 or email for additional information.
  • Parking at designated lots for residents residing on street sweeping routes will cease on July 3, 2020. Please note that July 3rd is a City holiday and there will be no street sweeping.
  • Reserved 15 minute parking at meters for restaurant curb-side pick-up will cease on Friday, July 3rd as well.
  • The Recycling Center will only be open on Saturdays from 8AM to 3PM in the month of July (with the exception of July 4th). Due to changes in the market and the increased costs to recycle, the Center is only available to CITY residents. Residents must register with the Department of Public Works to obtain a user card prior to using the Recycling Center. Please contact the Department of Public Works at (717) 228-4490 or to obtain a user card. There is no fee for the card. Non-City residents should contact their municipality for advice on recycling or utilize the recycling facility at the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority.
  • Playground equipment will be permitted to be used; however, please be advised that the equipment will not be sanitized.
  • The camping area at Stoever’s Dam Park will reopen on July 3, 2020. A camping permit is required. Please call (717) 228-4401 or visit for more information.
  • Special Event Permits will be issued for special events, contingent upon the gathering being limited to no more than 250; and the organizer following and practicing CDC guidelines for social distancing.

City of Lebanon – Lift Up Local

Requirements for Temporary Outdoor Restaurant Seating

In concert with the Governor’s Executive Order, the City of Lebanon has created the guidelines to temporarily allow restaurants to expand their business footprint onto the sidewalk located in the public right-of-way or on privately owned parking facilities without meeting certain City code and permit requirements. The City of Lebanon’s Restaurant Recovery Program has been established to ensure restaurants have the greatest ability to operate successfully during the COVID-19 economic recovery.

Lebanon City Small Business Recovery Assistance Program

Lebanon City is now accepting applications through July 8th for a new forgivable loan program created to provide recovery assistance to small businesses struggling under the financial impact of COVID-19. The Lebanon City Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund, developed by the administration of Mayor Sherry Capello with assistance from Community First Fund, is designed to help small “mom and pop” businesses within the City of Lebanon.

This is NOT a first-come, first-served fund. Once the application period closes on July 8th, all applications will be considered. The webpage and application are available in both in English and Spanish.