Michigan Permits 20 Fans Per 1,000 Sq Ft at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic
Bryson DeChambeau and caddie Tim Tucker celebrate on the 18th green after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 5, 2020 at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The third edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic will have at least some spectators on site at the Detroit Golf Club.

While it won’t look like the ‘almost back to normal’ scenes we’ve seen in free states such as Texas, Florida, North Carolina or Louisiana, at least some fans will be allowed to attend.

“Based on the most recent order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding Coronavirus policies for outdoor events, we are pleased to announce that the Rocket Mortgage Classic will welcome fans at Detroit Golf Club, June 28-July 4,” said Tournament Executive Director Jason Langwell in a released statement.

“We will continue to work with state and local health officials to create a safe and enjoyable experience for our fans.”

According to a directive released by the state’s health department, golf tournaments can host more than 1,000 people “so long as they create and post a safety plan consistent with the MDHHS Large Outdoor Even Guidance, and no more than 20 persons per 1,000 square feet are gathered in any space available to patrons.”

To get an idea what this guidance entails: 1,000 square feet per 20 people is a mandate of 50 square feet per person which comes out to every patron taking up a 7′ x 7′ foot area.

Think one of those weird Joe Biden rallies with the white circles.

Additionally, all patrons “must wear a face mask that covers both their nose and mouth. This requirement applies to all individuals regardless of their vaccination status.” Face masks may be removed when eating or drinking in a designated area. The temperatures in Detroit during the 4th of July weekend generally average in the upper 80s.


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