by Publisher CoachellaValley | April 20, 2020 6:10 pm

“Effective immediately, the Health Officer for the County of Riverside and the County Executive Officer as Director of Emergency Services hereby order that all golf courses in the County of Riverside, whether public or private, may be opened for limited use, as outlined herein,” the drafted order states.

Some of the restrictions include:

Play shall be limited to foursomes that will be required to observe social distancing (six feet separation between players at all times).

No caddies.

No large gatherings, including fundraisers or tournaments, will be permitted before June 20, 2020.

Face coverings, such as scarves, bandanas and neck gaiters, shall be worn by players and workers.

No in-person dining will be allowed at clubhouses.

“After consulting with public health officials and local leadership, we have made modifications for golf and other forms of recreational activity, such as use of parks, trails and outdoor areas for hiking, biking, pickleball and tennis to resume,” said V. Manuel Perez, Fourth District Supervisor.

“With proper safety guidelines, our residents can benefit from healthy activities that promote physical exercise, wellness and behavioral health so long as physical distancing is practiced.

We will continue to listen and base decisions on thorough review, best practices, data and science”.

Other outdoor activities beyond golf that are now allowed include hiking, biking and equestrian activities and other non-contact outdoor activities such as tennis and pickleball.

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