Minnesota Golf Courses to Re-Open Under New Executive Order
MN Governor Tim Walz today issued Executive Order 20-38, which expands allowable outdoor recreational activities.
Minnesota golfers can enjoy being out on their local golf courses and driving ranges again, beginning Saturday morning.
Governor Tim Walz this morning signed Executive Order 20-38 which will allow Minnesotans to participate in a number of outdoor activities, including golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking.
“It’s important for us to stay active and enjoy the outdoors while preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Walz in a press release. “This measure will allow Minnesotans to take advantage of more opportunities to get outside, while still doing their part to keep their neighbors healthy.”
The new order also states that residents who plan to out to golf or any of the other activities now allowed follow the state’s new outdoor recreation guidelines. The guidelines include maintaining 6-foot social distancing, avoiding crowded areas, and staying close to home.
Check with your local golf courses to find out if their facilities will open as soon as Saturday.
In addition to golf courses and driving ranges the Executive Order, which takes effect at 5:00 am Saturday, also allows bait shops, outdoor shooting ranges and game farms, public and private parks and trails, boating and off-highway vehicle services, sales and repair (by appointment only).
Campgrounds and dispersed camping, outdoor recreational equipment retail stores, recreational equipment rental, charter boats, launches, and guided fishing remain closed.
“It’s important for us to stay active and enjoy the outdoors while preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Walz. “This measure will allow Minnesotans to take advantage of more opportunities to get outside, while still doing their part to keep their neighbors healthy.”
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