Sun City West closes golf courses over COVID-19 concerns

Seven Sun City West golf courses are now closed amid coronavirus concerns, despite a declaration by Governor Doug Ducey that golf courses in Arizona are an "essential business."

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Gov. Ducey's stay-at-home order that went into effect on March 31 doesn't mandate the closures, but the recreation centers of Sun City West say the decision was made to protect residents and employees from COVID-19 exposure.

The courses are no longer taking new tee times and player assistants will be reassigned to patrol the courses.

In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

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