By Trade Only Today Editors.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a partial reopening of outdoor activities would be rolled out May 5, including hunting, fishing, boating and golf.
In addition, areas managed by Washington’s Department of Natural Resources will reopen for use during daylight hours.
“Outdoor recreation is one of the best things we can do to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being for Washingtonians during a time of great stress and isolation,” Inslee said on his Medium page. “Springtime in our state is Washington at its best, and people want to be out enjoying outdoor activities in a safe and responsible way.”
Employees at parks, public lands, golf courses, fishing operations and others have been authorized to return to work this week to prepare for reopening.
Strict social distancing requirements will remain in place. Gatherings are still not permitted, and according to the requirements in the governor’s proclamation, only members of the same household may travel and recreate together in cars and boats.
“If we see a sharp uptake in the number of people who are getting sick or are not following appropriate steps, then we won’t hesitate to scale this back again,” Inslee said. “This is not a return to normal; this is only a beginning phase of relaxing outdoor recreation restrictions.”
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