Maybe Wolf Has No Plan Because Wolf Has “No Plan” To Return To Full Capacity While He Is Governor
“How, after nearly [a] year of managing this pandemic, do we not have clear steps and metrics outlined to return businesses to full capacity? It’s a failure of leadership to not be planning…” said Tim Sudall, president of NACE in a press statement.
Jun 4, 2020 – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) joined a large gathering of protesters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, just weeks after slamming local leaders and business owners as “cowardly” for moving to reopen their counties and businesses outside of his far-reaching lockdown orders.
Updated Mar 10, 2021; Posted Mar 10, 2021
Frustrated by a lack of timeline for reopening, event professionals in Pennsylvania are urging Gov. Tom Wolf to ease COVID-19 mitigation restrictions for private events and weddings.
The Private Event Professionals of Pennsylvania along with the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association and the Philadelphia/South Jersey/Delaware chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events said they are advocating for the safe reopening of the wedding industry.
“How, after nearly of year of managing this pandemic, do we not have clear steps and metrics outlined to return businesses to full capacity?,” said Tim Sudall, president of NACE Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Delaware in a press statement. “It’s a failure of leadership to not be planning and communicating now for the eventual rollback of these mitigation orders.”
Recently, Wolf offered some relief when he relaxed rules for large gatherings, raising capacity to 15% for indoor events and 20% for outdoor, regardless of venue size. The administration also lifted out-of-state travel restrictions. Pennsylvania joins other states including New York, Ohio and Colorado where governors have announced more lenient rules for large gatherings.
“The private event industry has been decimated by the administration’s mitigation and the steps to reopening it have been too slow in coming,” said John Longstreet, PRLA president and CEO. “This segment of our industry is a vital component of our recovery and survival and the delay in communicating how it will reopen is putting it in peril.”