NJ Gov to Reopen Golf Courses, Parks
While the Coronavirus pandemic continues keep us inside there was some good news today from New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania reaches 116,264, Governor Murphy is lifting some restrictions on certain outdoor activities.
Murphy announced today that New Jersey state and county parks, along with golf courses will be allowed to reopen effective at sunrise on Saturday, May 2nd.
Murphy said that picnics, barbecues and other social gatherings would not be allowed at parks. Playgrounds, restrooms, pavilions and other park facilities will remain closed.
"Now to be clear, we cannot have everyone rushing out to a park or golf course. Social distance will be strongly enforced and we expect golf course personnel to enforce this requirement," Murphy said. "All parks, whether they be state, county or municipal, will have parking capped at 55% capacity."
He stressed that social distancing will continue to be mandated at these venues.
As it pertains to golf, the PGA tour announced that they will be returning to action with the Charles Schwab Challenge with June 8 as the target start date.