Rep. Thomas Pressly and Get-Back-to-Work Plan [VIDEO]
State Rep. Thomas Pressly talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his thoughts on putting Louisiana back to work, the President's plan to jump start the economy and possibly relaxations to the Governor's "stay-at-home" order.
In a weekend Facebook post, the District 6 rep says in part:
"Governor Edwards’ stay-at-home order is set to expire on April 30 and it is time for Louisiana to begin the process of reopening our businesses under the phased guidelines provided by the White House. These guidelines provide a careful balance of the public health risks and need for our small businesses – the backbone of our economy – to begin to reopen."
But Pressly also says - as does the President - that we should move with caution:
"While everyone involved in our economy from workers and employers to investors and even governments have been significantly affected by the shutdown caused by COVID-19, the measures put in place by Governor Edwards, and endorsed by President Trump, worked to save lives and keep our healthcare systems from being overwhelmed. As we move forward with the needed and necessary reopening of the economy, it should be done with caution and care including an incremental opening of restaurants and stores to ensure social distancing and limited face-to-face interactions."