The widespread testing of employees began after nine people tested positive Saturday, the news station reported. The “overwhelming majority” of those infected are asymptomatic, according to club officials, and none of the employees have been hospitalized.
“Throughout the pandemic, Ansley Golf Club has and will continue to keep its facilities as accessible as possible to membership consistent with current health and safety guidelines,” Club President Jack Goger said in a statement to Channel 2.
Golf courses, which were allowed to stay open during Georgia’s coronavirus shutdown, have been one of the sports least affected by the pandemic. Many of the state’s courses remained open and busy throughout the spring and summer.
Despite that, some of the sport’s most high-profile tournaments, such as the Masters, were postponed due to the virus.
The Ansley Golf Club, which requires its members to wear a mask to enter the property, is being professionally cleaned for its reopening. A reopening date has not been set.
This story was first reported by Channel 2 Action News.