May. 01, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bob Brooks (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan of which regions and counties would move into the “yellow phase” under his reopening plan.

“I am pleased to see that the governor is moving in the right direction by easing some of the guidelines he had set in place. Many businesses in the 54th District are open for business, such as construction and liquor stores for curbside pickup. I hope that the governor will allow more businesses to reopen if they adhere to guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The governor needs to trust our citizens to make good decisions when it comes to health and safety. Our economy must be restored, which is essential to our citizens’ welfare.

“I am disappointed that our western portion of the state is not included to move into the yellow phase of COVID-19 mitigation. Millions of people across our Commonwealth find themselves unemployed – hard-working people who have gone without a paycheck for months and many without any unemployment compensation. People need to be able to put food on the table.

“It is great to see some of our Commonwealth’s counties will soon be able to resume a normal lifestyle. How about the counties in Western Pennsylvania? I ask the governor to move the 54th District in the ‘yellow phase’ now.”

Representative Bob Brooks
54th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives