We recently learned that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is pulling out all the stops when it comes to enforcing his executive shutdown orders. Any counties not in compliance will risk having their federal aid money “redistributed” to counties that follow the rules. As for individual businesses, should they decide to open early, they will be facing not only fines, but the loss of certifications and licenses required to legally operate in the state.
One person who is affected by these threats is Dave Magrogan. He’s a restauranteur with a number of eateries in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He’s been listening to both sides of this debate and he’s running out of patience. (CBS Philadelphia)
When we all first closed our business we were told two weeks, 30 days, 45 days. Now, we are going into eight weeks,” Dave Magrogan said.
“DAs and sheriffs, they have all started to stand up because the governor won’t listen,” he said.
A growing list of counties and lawmakers have indicated their intention to lift stay-at-home orders and allow businesses deemed nonessential to reopen, flying in the face of the mandates still in place under Gov. Wolf.