Ciresi asks Gov. Wolf to allow curbside retail

MONTGOMERY, May 19 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that he has written a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf calling for curbside retail pick up in parts of the state that are still under the red phase, including Montgomery County.

“People want to get back to work and do business once again. I think if our state liquor stores can do it, there’s no reason another retailer shouldn’t be able to do the same thing,” Ciresi said. “It’s troubling to me that so many larger corporations have the resources to stay open, while our smaller businesses remain closed. We need to work with our local businesses so that they can open safely, too. We should not be allowing places like Walmart to conduct business as usual, but demand that our local businesses shut their doors. This gives them an option to open in a limited fashion and start to pick up the pieces.”

States such as New Jersey are allowing curbside pick up to begin next week, and similar actions are being taken into consideration in parts of New York and California, among other states.

“I believe it’s possible to commit ourselves to public health and safety by taking life-saving measures into careful consideration and complying with Department of Health and CDC guidelines,” Ciresi continued. “Through no-contact payment, face masks, gloves and other protective equipment, we can safely begin to open these stores while continuing to save lives and maintain a downward trend in cases.”

For more information contact Ciresi’s office at (484) 200-8265.