HARRISBURG (Dec. 10, 2020) – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced additional restrictions starting Saturday that will ban indoor dining, and close gyms and entertainment venues. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Pennsylvania, which represents 13,000 small businesses in the state, reacted to the news. The following comments are from NFIB’s Pennsylvania State Director, Gordon Denlinger.
“While acknowledging the serious nature of the ongoing COVID emergency, we again raise concern over the harm these actions will have on Pennsylvania’s small businesses and their employees. These steps will result in another wave of business failures and the loss of all the jobs that go with it.
“Governor Wolf expresses verbal concern over the harms to small business, but his actions indicate a total lack of understanding of what is really happening. Today’s order will be the death knell for so many struggling shops and stores. Unfortunately, Governor Wolf’s order was not coupled with any plan, to support the hundreds of business owners, their employees, and families his measures will impact.”