Ohio Department of Health- We reported previously that the ODH had closed Ohio golf courses due to them being deemed non essential during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Over the weekend, the Ohio Department of Health has reversed their decision and will now allow golf courses around the state to operate if they meet the new criteria.
Scioto Post News spoke to members of the Ohio Department of Health as well as their media department today for clarification on the reverse decision and this is what we were told.
Golf courses may remain open if they do not operate a club house, restaurant or any other business other than open golf play. This eliminates the use of driving ranges and putting practice areas. Golf courses must also police the practice of social distancing put in place.
Any infractions of the guidelines in place, could result in the golf course being closed and a hefty fine handed down.