Freehold Statement on Live Racing and Operations - Revised
Posted 24 days
(Freehold, NJ, March 12, 2020) – Freehold Raceway has been advised that an individual, who has been in contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), was in attendance at the track on Saturday, March 7.
As of today, the individual who was in attendance at Freehold Raceway has not tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) but continues to be monitored.
In light of these circumstances Freehold Raceway has issued the following statement:
“In the interest and health of our guests, horsemen/horsewomen and employees we have made the decision to close all operations at Freehold Raceway until all areas of our racing and grandstand buildings have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Live racing scheduled for March 13-14 and March 20-21 will be cancelled and no simulcasting will be conducted.
“The Freehold Area Health Department is requesting that if you were present at the Freehold Raceway on March 7, 2020 you self-monitor or self-observe. The health department advises that Self-monitoring/observation means people should remain alert for subjective fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and if they feel feverish or develop cough or difficulty breathing during the self-observation period, they should take their temperature, and stay home. Please seek health advice (by telephone when possible).”
Freehold Raceway is committed to continuing to adjust our efforts as directed by public health officials. In addition, the following items will be implemented going forward for guest safety:
-More frequent public restroom cleaning rotations
-Additional sanitation stations in high volume areas
-Increased sanitation of door handles and wagering devices
-Sanitation of menus after each guest use in all food and beverage venues
-Continued awareness amongst team members regarding cleanliness and sanitation, i.e. handwashing
-Additional carpet cleaning in high volume areas