Northeast representatives available to constituents despite office closures

HARRISBURG, March 17 – State Rep. Mike Carroll D-Luzerne/Lackawanna, along with state Reps. Marty Flynn, Bridget Kosierowski and Kyle Mullins, all D-Lackawanna, today announced the closure of their district offices until further notice following the guidance of Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest COVID-19 mitigation plan.

The representatives and their respective staff members will be working remotely and will continue to provide assistance with state-related issues and concerns. They urge their respective constituents to contact them via the following: 

“The governor’s plan may sound dramatic, but it is so important that everyone who can work and stay home do it,” Carroll said. “By closing our offices, we are taking action and showing how important social distancing is and hopefully reduce the number of cases across the commonwealth.”

“Please know that everyone’s health is our highest priority and we are diligently following health related procedures,” Flynn said. “This is an unsettling time for us because every day there are new developments and we feel closing our offices is a way to show our deepest concern for our constituents.”

“Being a former health-care professional, I take this health crisis very seriously therefore, as the need for isolation and quarantine increases, we encourage everyone to stay home,” Kosierowski said.

“The safety of the individuals we represent remains our top priority, now and always. We will continue to monitor the situation closely,” Mullins said. “At this time we made the necessary decision to close our offices but we remain committed and available to our constituents.”

 It’s uncertain when the offices will reopen, but the legislators hope it will be by early April.