Ciresi thanks Wolf for reopening outdoor dining in Yellow Phase

ROYERSFORD, May 29 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for his latest announcement of additional guidance on dining during the Yellow and Green phases of reopening and additional details on personal care services, like hair salons and barbershops starting operations in the Green Phase.

After working closely with several of his state House colleagues, Ciresi wrote a letter to the governor seeking the ability for those businesses to reopen.

"I wrote to the governor and he responded with action,” Ciresi said. “We have been working together to show that we take this pandemic seriously and want to open in a safe and cautionary manner. Outdoor eating is one way we can do that. I want to thank the governor for listening to our concerns and further clarifying this process of reopening. Our dining establishments and hair salons can rest easier knowing that soon they will start to get back to business, in the Yellow and Green phases, respectively. Safety remains my number one priority, and I look forward to continuing to work together with these industries and the administration so that we can reopen while still following safety guidelines." 

Ciresi was joined by state Reps. Steve Malagari, Christina Sappey, Tina Davis, Dave Delloso, Jennifer O’Mara, Dan Williams, Danilo Burgos, Tim Briggs, Melissa Shusterman, Austin Davis, and Bill Kortz in calling for these changes. The letter was also accompanied by proposed safety guidelines for barbershops.

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