New style of golf offers relief for ‘holed up’ residents during ‘Safer at Home’ movement

Samantha Heitz checks in French Valley resident Jeff DeLand as the Links at Summerly reopens for business. Valley News/JP Raineri photo
Private and public golf courses in Riverside County have been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a new order was signed Monday, April 20, by Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County Public Health officer, and George Johnson, director of emergency services for the county, who said courses would be allowed to operate, but with certain restrictions under a revised order.The county also clarified that parks and trails can remain open, including parking lots. Social distancing and face coverings must always be maintained. Allowed outdoor activities include hiking, biking and equestrian activities and other noncontact outdoor activities such as tennis as well. Outdoor activities that remain prohibited include the use of picnic tables, playgrounds, team sports or other similar public
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