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Yesterday evening, March 26th, the Michigan Golf Alliance was informed of the new stance regarding golf on the Q&A page regarding Executive Order 2020-21 by the Governors Deputy Director of Public Affairs. Q: Are golf courses allowed to stay open?
A: No. While EO 2020-21 contemplates outdoor activity, opening a golf course to the public does not fall under the designation of critical infrastructure. Consequently, a golf course may not designate employees as critical infrastructure employees and authorize them come to work. However please still refer to section 4b. For purposes of this order, workers who are necessary to conduct minimum basic operations are those whose in-person presence is strictly necessary to allow the business or operation to maintain the value of inventory and equipment, care for animals, ensure security, process transactions (including payroll and employee benefits), or facilitate the ability of other workers to work remotely.
Businesses and operations must determine which of their workers are necessary to conduct minimum basic operations and inform such workers of that designation. Businesses and operations must make such designations in writing, whether by electronic message, public website, or other appropriate means. Such designations, however, may be made orally until March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The Alliance has submitted this letter regarding maintenance to the Governors office. It is still up to each facility to interpret Executive Order 2020-21 as it applies to their business and to consult with local authorities. HERE IS TEMPLATE LANGUAGE FOR DESIGNATED ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL
Michigan Golf Alliance awaiting clarification from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s legal team.
The Michigan Golf Alliance has been in direct contact over the last 24 hours with the Governor’s Press Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff to gain clarification on golf courses being open for play and the important maintenance needed in the spring. They have indicated that the Governor’s legal team is issuing clarifications for many industries during this public health crisis and golf will be addressed, but they are unable to provide a timeframe for that clarification..
The Deputy Chief of Staff recommends that while awaiting clarification Michigan businesses seek the counsel of their personal legal representation to interpret Executive order 2020-21 as it relates to their business.
As soon as we get direct information from the Governor's office on this we will share across all Golf Alliance platforms immediately. This is the top priority for every member of the MGA and we are doing all we can to get answers as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience.
The Michigan Golf Alliance is made up of the Michigan Golf Course Association, GAM, Michigan PGA, Michigan Golf Course Superintendents’ Association, Michigan Turfgrass Foundation and the Greater Michigan Chapter, CMAA.
3/23/20 Update at 9:30pm:
The Michigan Golf Course Association did hear back this evening from the Governors Office. Our request for clarification is being reveiwed by the legal department and we should have an answer soon.
The Michigan Golf Alliance is working to gain clarity from the Governor's office regarding play on courses and maintenance of courses as covered by Executive Order 2020-21 which is found here.
We will update members across Alliance platforms as details become clear.
On Saturday March 21st, the Governor updated/replaced the Executive Order issued earlier this week.. The updated Executive Order, referred to as 2020-20, maintains all previous provisions, and includes the following amendments.
1. Extends limitations on the conduct of business through April 13th, 2020 (previously the deadline was March 31)
2. Added hair and nail salons, and tattoo parlors to the list of included businesses.
3. Nothing in the new Executive Order affects golf operations as previously stated.
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As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Your MGCA team is available 800-860-8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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