An announcement from the Ontario government on Thursday could include a reopening of Ontario golf courses before June 2, the current expiry date for the province’s stay-at-home order.
Premier Doug Ford’s government is expected to introduce a gradual provincial reopening plan that could take place over the summer, with the first phase of that plan possibly taking place before June 2.
The government has been under increasing pressure to allow outdoor recreation such as golf and tennis from sports organizations, municipalities and the medical community which mostly believes the risk of COVID-19 spreading in an open environment is minimal.
Yet, will any news be good news if golf is included in the first phase?
While most golf courses would prefer to be open for the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend, the provincial government may decide to hold off due to concerns it could cause a spike in new COVID-19 cases and disrupt all re-opening plans.
Next Tuesday is the more likely reopening date in any such announcement.
Watch GNN for more developments.