Jul. 16, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s new COVID-19 restrictions, which took effect early this morning.

“The governor should not punish our family taverns and restaurants who have met his requirements to provide a safe and healthy environment for customers. Business owners have stated that if they have to reduce their operations and furlough employees it’s going to be very difficult to survive.

“Because of the governor’s latest edict, people who are back to work trying to put food on the table may find themselves on the unemployment line AGAIN! How can you sleep at night, governor, knowing that you are responsible for helping to destroy the lives of so many hard-working people?

“I am so frustrated and disappointed. How are we going to open our schools when indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited? Our economy is being compromised by Wolf’s actions, and now our children’s education may be on hold. He tells you he supports businesses, but do not let him fool you. His words and actions on Wednesday – and throughout this crisis – clearly show his true feelings toward our restaurants, bars and small businesses. We must continue to put pressure on the governor. Our economy depends on it.”

Representative Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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