U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is urging Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to reconsider his opposition to allowing in-person attendance at outdoor school sporting events during the 2020-2021 season, and encouraging him to permit spectators at collegiate and professional football games.
Toomey, along with each of Pennsylvania’s Republican congressmen, sent a letter to Wolf stating that reasonable safety measures – like social distancing and masks – can allow Pennsylvanians to responsibly enjoy outdoor sporting events.
The delegation wrote:
“These commonsense measures coupled with holding events outdoors – where the science tells us the virus is less likely to be transmitted – can assist sporting event planners in minimizing risk to attendees. You recognized this fact when you approved the Carlisle Car Show to allow attendees, of which there were 20,000 each day for four days in June. We urge you to reconsider your policy of arbitrarily allowing certain events to skirt the 250-person rule and instead permit outdoor events of any nature, such as having spectators at sporting events.”
The full letter is available at https://www.toomey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Sent%20Governor%20Wolf%20092820%20sports%20attendance.pdf