Jun. 01, 2020

HARRISBURG – Several Northumberland County elected officials today sent a letter to the governor advocating the transitioning of Northumberland County to the green phase of the governor’s three-phase reopening plan. State Reps. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) and Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland/Columbia/Montour); Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Montour/Northumberland/Snyder) and Northumberland County Commissioners Samuel Schiccatano, Joseph Klebon and Kymberly Best are signatories on the letter.

“Northumberland County residents have followed the guidelines set forth by the administration and are ready to transition to the green phase. We have successfully flattened the curve and our hospitals are prepared and have the space, staffing and supplies to avoid becoming overwhelmed,” said Culver. “We need to get our businesses reopened and our people back to work safely.”

“With the decision to move Snyder and Montour counties to green, Northumberland County has been put at a severe disadvantage in our region,” Masser added. “Our statistics show that we deserve to be on an even playing field with our surrounding counties, to give our businesses a fighting chance.”

In a recent press conference with the governor and the secretary of Health, Snyder and Montour counties were scheduled to transition to the green phase on Friday, May 29.

Please see attached for the full letter.

Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
108th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Kevin DiGuiseppe

Representative Kurt Masser
107th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Daniel Massing