By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Wolf announces May 1 statewide reopening of some outdoor recreational activities to “Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health”

Wolf announces May 1 statewide reopening of some outdoor recreational activities to “Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health”

Harrisburg, PA 

Starting Friday, May 1, golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds may reopen statewide and are required to follow updated life-sustaining business guidance and FAQ issued by the Wolf Administration to include specifics for how these outdoor recreational industries can resume activities while prioritizing public health and safety. Campgrounds in state parks will remain closed through Thursday, May 14.

“Pennsylvanians have remained resilient throughout this COVID-19 crisis, and as we successfully continue to flatten the curve to protect our physical health, it is critical that we also focus on our physical and mental health during these extraordinary times. As the weather warms and daylight lengthens, enjoying time outdoors is an important way to manage stress,” Wolf said. “As we start to take measured, limited steps to reopen our commonwealth, reopening these industries will help to rebuild our economy and strengthen our mental health.”