Harborcreek supervisors adopted a resolution seeking an immediate reopening of Erie County.
The resolution states:
Erie County residents currently have a .0004% chance of contracting the Covid 19 virus, including a .024% mortality rate for those that have contracted the virus and a .000007 mortality rate for all of Erie County
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all “non-life sustaining businesses” to close with a vague and confusing list of criteria to be considered essential despite Erie County being currently labeled in the “yellow” phase for reopening, there are little or no known criteria for the arbitrary and subjective nature of progressing to the “green
supervisors … call upon the Erie County Executive to lobby for, and the PA Governor to grant, an immediate full and complete opening of all Harborcreek Township businesses who wish to do so.
According to an article on GoErie, our county executive claims she can’t, or chooses not to, do anything:
Dahlkemper said Wednesday it is not her decision to move the county into the green phase and allow all businesses to open.
“It’s not up to the county. The order is from the state, the governor,” Dahlkemper said. “We are following the guidelines … and waiting for the governor.”
It would be nice if the county executive stood up for Erie County residents and businesses, but she has chosen to stand down, instead.
North East PA Online fully supports Harborcreek’s resolution and we support any and all similar efforts by North East Township and North East Borough.
Let’s get back to work!
Full text of Harborcreek Resolution 20-76