Kortz: Gov. Wolf allows golf courses to safely reopen

HARRISBURG, April 27 – Golf courses are among several businesses that will be allowed to reopen with limited restrictions, state Rep. Bill Kortz announced today.

Last week, Kortz announced his plan to introduce legislation that would provide health and safety guidelines to golf courses and require them to follow the social distancing guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced as of May 1, golf courses, along with other recreational activities, may reopen and will be required to follow updated life-sustaining business guidance.

“This morning, my legislation – House Bill 2439 – which would allow golf courses to safely reopen, was officially introduced with 43 co-sponsors,” said Kortz. “Later this afternoon, I learned Governor Wolf agreed and announced the courses would be allowed to open, effective this Friday.”

In discussing his legislation, Kortz said in his talks with golf associations across the state, courses could safety reopen under the current social distancing guidelines.

In addition to golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds can reopen on May 1. Campgrounds in state parks will remain closed through May 14.