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By Roger Harnack
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Gov. Inslee: Outdoor activities may reopen May 5

 

Last updated 5/5/2020 at 5:26pm

Roger Harnack

Maria Manley of Odessa, right, leads her fiance Justin Brooks, left, and his son across the fairway during an April 8 outing at Odessa Golf Course and RV. A sculpture of "social distancing champion" Sasquatch is in the background.

ODESSA - Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday gave a thumbs up to resuming outdoor recreation close to home, as long as participants keep their distance.

During his press conference, he said residents could resume golfing, fishing, hunting and hiking and other outdoor recreation May 5.

That's good news to small recreation venues in Eastern Washington that never fully shutdown under his quarantine orders due to the coronavirus quarantine.

The governor declared a statewide emergency on Feb. 29 and followed up a series of shutdowns affecting businesses and activities.

Many golf courses east of the Cascad...



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