As the world grapples with containing the Wuhan coronavirus, various states and local governments throughout the United States are slowly starting to return to normal. Restaurants, hair salons, bars and nonessential stores are reopening (depending on what area they are located in). For some, the speed is too quick. For others, things aren't moving fast enough.
Former North Carolina State Rep. Scott Stone (R) took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Pottery Barn and other retailers limiting their hours of operation and forcing consumers to make appointments in order to shop.
According to Stone, retailers that want to be open should open up and sell what they want like normal.
Dear @potterybarn (and other retailers) : I am NOT shopping by appointment. You're allowed to be open, so be open. And why close at 5 when mall is open until 7? Do you actually want to sell anything? pic.twitter.com/7Iwv6kFDTC— Rep. Scott Stone (@scottdstone) May 22, 2020
Love how lefties are so worked up about my last tweet which highlights the frustrations so many have about how slow NC economy is reopening - slower than most states. Maybe they believe govt should continue to write checks forever and keep the entire economy closed?— Rep. Scott Stone (@scottdstone) May 23, 2020
96k US deaths are tragic but of Mecklenburg Co's 72 deaths, 100% had pre-existing conditions or were in nursing homes. We should be laser focused on protecting the most vulnerable. That's were most governments have failed in dealing w this crisis.— Rep. Scott Stone (@scottdstone) May 23, 2020