Senators Mensch and Tomlinson Call on Governor Wolf to Allow Curbside Pickup for All Retailers

HARRISBURG – State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) joined a fellow member of the Southeast Senate Republican delegation, Senator Tommy Tomlinson, today in calling on Governor Tom Wolf to allow retail operators to offer curbside pickup for their customers. After weeks of following safety guidelines, businesses can responsibly reopen across the southeast and allow employees to begin earning paychecks again.

“The COVID-19 Pandemic has hit us all hard, perhaps none so much as those of us in the Southeast.  We have worked hard to flatten the curve and care for our citizens and most vulnerable in the midst of the highest number of cases in the state, but our constituents are understandably yearning for some semblance of normal,” Mensch said.

“While other states, even those with worse case numbers, continue to move forward with plans to reopen their businesses, Pennsylvania continues to fall behind. We should be empowering our local business owners with the ability to operate under CDC guidelines and proper social distancing practices, not locking them out in these trying times.  This is another reasonable common sense approach that we are hopeful the Governor and Secretary Levine will consider,” Tomlinson said.

The pair of senators are imploring the Governor to consider reopening retail curbside pickup statewide. This is something that many feel strongly about, including their colleagues in the House and Senate who are grappling to answer questions that constituents have and offer them some sort of light at the end of the tunnel.

Read the letter here.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

 

CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388