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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Levinson and Formica Urge Governor to Reopen Retail Businesses by Memorial Day Weekend

County Executive Dennis Levinson and Freeholder Chairman Frank Formica sent a letter to Governor Murphy on May 18 to urge him to reopen non-essential businesses by Memorial Day Weekend.

"While this pandemic has taken a huge toll on business, the small businesses have felt it most. They have been prohibited from opening to sell many of the same goods as Walmart, Target, Home Depot and others that have been deemed essential and remain open, and without curbside service restrictions. It has never been more difficult for them to compete with the national chains and big box stores than it is now with their doors shut and their curbs empty."

"We urge you to provide them the same opportunities by reopening retail businesses in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff to the summer season. Their futures may depend on these next few months. Without the ability to capitalize on Memorial Day business, their already uphill battle becomes far more daunting."


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