HARRISBURG – In an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, commonly called coronavirus, Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) will close his district offices to walk-in visitors effective Friday, March 20.
Staff will continue to assist constituents via phone and email. Constituents with state-related issues, questions or concerns are encouraged to call the Mifflintown office at 717-436-6001.
“The Pennsylvania Department of Health has told us to practice social distancing to reduce contacts that could spread coronavirus. While it is disappointing that we need to temporarily close the offices to foot traffic, it is an important step to protect the health of staff members and the public,” Hershey said.
The Capitol Complex in Harrisburg was closed to the public late last week.
On Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that non-life sustaining businesses must close or face fines, loss of licensing or imprisonment of business owners. Hershey pledged to help business owners and workers impacted by this order.
“I’m concerned for the economy in the 82nd District with the governor’s mandate, which was made with poor communication,” he said. “I will do all that I can to support those who are providing goods and services in our counties.”
Representative John Hershey
82nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives