The Sanford International will proceed as planned at Minnehaha Country Club this fall with COVID-19 precautions in mind for players, patrons, partners and volunteers, event organizers announced Friday morning.
There will be additional safety measures taken throughout the week of the PGA TOUR Champions event. Those measures include:
- Increased hand sanitizer dispensers, hand washing stations and dispersion of masks in key areas.
- Additional food safety protocols including eliminating self-serve buffets, increased pre-packaged options, and encouraging cashless transactions.
- Hospitality venues cleaned and sanitized regularly. Re-configuring seating to encourage social distancing measures.
- Shuttles sanitized after every drop off. Additional shuttles provided to accommodate sanitizing fulfillment.
“We are confident that with the guidance from our team of experts at Sanford Health, the Sanford International can be held safely and responsibly,” Dr. Michael Wilde, vice president medical officer for Sanford in Sioux Falls, said in a statement. “This event has done a wonderful job of bringing people together the past two years, and we are looking forward to leading the way in helping our community return to some normalcy and enjoyment.”
Tickets to the Sanford International, which runs Sept. 7-13, can be purchased at sanfordinternational.com or by phone at 877-748-3376. Kids 15 and under are FREE with paid adult admission.
“We continue to work closely with the PGA TOUR Champions and Sanford Health in preparation to conduct the safest possible event for our community,” tournament director Josh Brewster said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing everyone back together and putting on a first-class tournament while continuing to make a positive economic and charitable impact in Sioux Falls and the region.”
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