Atlanta golf club closed with outbreak of nearly 70 COVID-19 cases

ATLANTA — A busy golf club in the heart of midtown Atlanta is closed for cleaning because nearly 70 workers tested positive for COVID-19.

A letter sent to patrons by Ansley Golf Club says 67 employees have tested positive and there are more than three dozen results pending.

Club officials say most of the people who tested positive are asymptomatic.

Officials say that they notified members on Saturday to nine positive cases and the number quickly climbed to at least 67 by Wednesday. The letter adds that no one is hospitalized.

The club president, Jack Goger, sent Channel 2′s Matt Johnson a statement that said “Throughout the pandemic, Ansley Golf Club has and will continue to keep its facilities as accessible to membership consistent with current health and safety guidelines.”

A sign posted on the door of the club says no one is allowed to enter without a mask.

Ansley management says the club partnered with a company that specializes in sanitation and cleaning and each clubhouse, including the tennis/pool building, restrooms, pool furniture, pavilion and golf carts will be cleaned.