Two Area Country Clubs Close after Members Test Positive for Coronavirus

Greenwich Country Club has closed temporarily after a member tested positive for COVID-19 virus.

Club officials emailed members on Friday, March 13 to say the club would would close that night because they learned that on March 8 a member who was asymptomatic when visited had since tested positive for the virus. The email asked anyone who visited the club’s grillrooms or squash facility on March 8 to consult CDC guidelines and contact their physician if needed. The email said the entire club would undergo a major sanitization process over the weekend.

Over at Country Club of Darien, the club closed on March 15. In an email to club members sent Sunday from club president Doug Rischmann said a guest who was asymptomatic when attending Paddle Nationals in Darien on Saturday, March 7 had since tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The email said a deep sanitization process would commence on Monday, March 16. Rischmann said the club would remain closed for one week through Monday, March 23, and reevaluate the situation at that time. During the one week closure the golf course will continue open to Members only, but without the associated services.