Merski: Governor’s job reopen announcement a step in the right direction

ERIE, April 20 – Calling it a hopeful first step for many of Erie’s workers and small businesses, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today that the state will reopen online auto sales with the signing of legislation today and will allow limited construction activity beginning May 8.

“Our workers and small business owners have been frustrated,” Merski said. “While they understand the need for safety, they have been waiting to return to work, to being productive and to providing for their families.

“The governor’s announcement today makes the health and safety of the public the priority. It removes a barrier for some workers while ensuring that they will be returning to safe work environments – solitary jobs or those that can be performed safely with masks and social distancing.

“It’s the right decision to support our workers and get our economy back on track.”