Urging Federal, State and County Governments to Close Public and Private Golf Courses
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER, Esq.

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We Are Sending Mixed Message’s to People Not to Stay Home

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner

GREENBURGH, NY — March 24, 2020 — We are told to stay at home during the Coronavirus outbreak. But international, federal, state and county public and private golf courses remain open. Why?

I think we’re sending mixed messages to the community. The only way we will beat Coronavirus (COVID-19) is if people practice social distancing; at least for the coming weeks. In my opinion, we all have to be inconvenienced. I love swimming and going to the gym. It’s closed. I can accept the disappointment of not being able to enjoy these facilities during this crisis.

During the past weekend I personally observed many people not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously. Fields were packed with teenagers at schools playing sports and getting closer than the recommended 6 feet distance from one another. Go to a big box store (like Costco) or a supermarket? There are long lines and people are standing next to each other; without masks or gloves.

We lack hospital beds. Intensive Care Units (ICU’s) are getting filled. And every day we read about more deaths. We need, in my opinion, fewer exceptions to the lockdowns taking place. I’d rather be inconvenienced than see friends and neighbors dead.

I urge the federal, state and county governments to close golf courses at least for the next few weeks. Send a message that we’re serious about beating Coronavirus.

Some golfer’s say they practice social distancing. But, as they change in locker rooms, use golf carts, and equipment, should they be asymptomatic, and get too close to another golfer, they could infect the other person or the other person could infect them. That is one way the virus can spread.

Do you agree?

Direct your perspective by email to pfeiner@greenburghny.com.

eHeziUrging Federal, State and County Governments to Close Public and Private Golf Courses
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER, Esq.

Comments 1

  1. All golf courses in the true nature of the definition should remain open.
    Indoor facilities must be off limits.
    Carts must be off limits or altered to one user at a time .
    Management must alter operations to be a contactless transition facility with disinfecting protocols worthy of this virus.
    Golf courses themselves have already altered some operations already all in the direction of keeping the game outside and distant from one another.
    It is very possible to continue operations under altered rules unlike indoor activities , do you agree?

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