Some residents of Arizona are upset after Governor Doug Ducey deemed golfing an essential activity during the current coronavirus quarantine.
On Mar 30, Ducey enacted a stay-at-home order effective today at 5 p.m. (local time) through April 30. Essential businesses are permitted to remain open, and physical activities, like golfing, are as well.
While encouraging responsible and safe outdoor exercise, “We do not want people to feel trapped or isolated in their homes. The weather is beautiful right now. Find ways to get out and enjoy it — with physical distancing. “
He adds, “Our order takes a uniquely Arizona approach. It’s a whole, holistic approach that prioritizes all of public health, placing a focus on staying home to slow the spread, staying healthy and active, and staying connected to provide the much needed support we can provide one another in these unprecedented times.”
As of March 19, six counties in Arizona had cases. As of this Monday, all of the state’s 15 counties had at least one.