01 May 2020 – Re-opening of outdoor golf courses

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: Alberta
Lead People/Agency: Chief Medical Officer of Health

Overview: Order 15-2020 – This intervention allows the re-opening of outdoor golf courses for members of the public. Golf course operators must implement safety measures that minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission among attendees and employees and establish protocols that allow for a rapid response if an employee or attendee of the golf course develops symptoms of COVID-19. Attendees must have made phone reservations to play golf or rent equipment and the purchase of equipment or clothing must be done online or over the phone. Food and drink services may be offered if they are in compliance with regulations outlines in Order 07-2020. All items rented or loaned to attendees must be disinfected between persons.
Full details here: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/780f1365-f497-4cec-92f4-d8b5b7b506a5/resource/2e57b700-a629-4b0e-a278-a1d7400f4c87/download/health-cmoh-record-of-decision-cmoh-15-2020.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of ability to mitigate risk
Evidence/Justification: The Chief Medical Officer of Health determined that certain outdoor activities are possible for Albertans to be engaged in with limited risk of COVID-19 transmission when persons adhere to public health guidance and measures.