Gov. Inslee announces ‘partial reopening’ of recreational activities on May 5

Inslee Presser
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a ‘partial reopening’ of recreational activities, slated to begin on May 5.

The ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order is currently in effect until May 4, yet this first step toward reopening occurs a day after that order could be lifted. There does not yet appear to be a a plan to extend the stay-home order beyond then.

Social distancing measures are still required; Inslee said that people still need to give each other at least six feet of space.

Working with the Golf Alliance of Washington, Inslee also announced that golf courses will reopen, but are only available for twosomes. Foursomes will only be allowed if all four people are from the same household.

Kelly Susewind, director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said that beginning May 5, they will be reopening wildlife areas, boat launches and seasonal fishing and hunting areas.

Speaking on the stay-home order being lifted on May 4, Inslee said that even with that being the case, many restrictions would still be in place.