ALBANY (CBS SF) — Golden Gate Fields will lengthen its suspension of stay racing via the tip of the month due a significant COVID-19 outbreak among the many horse observe’s employees, officers mentioned.
Golden Gate Fields officers initially introduced they’d shut for one week as a result of two dozen circumstances had been confirmed. Throughout the ensuing weeks, the variety of constructive assessments has climbed to “greater than 200 folks residing or working on-site on the racetrack.”
Berkeley well being officers mentioned they have been working with observe administration to deal with the outbreak.
“Metropolis of Berkeley Public Well being continues to work intently with Golden Gate Fields on a big outbreak,” well being officers mentioned in a press release Saturday.
Because the closure started Nov. 13, all staff of the observe, owned by the Stronach Group, have been examined and the observe has “undergone thorough cleansing,” Golden Gate Fields mentioned in a press release.
Those that have examined constructive, well being officers mentioned, have been remoted off-site, following federal, state and metropolis tips.
For these in quarantine observe officers have been “helping with off-site housing for many who have examined constructive and has organized for twice every day meals supply.”
Contact tracing has additionally been finished. Those that have examined unfavourable will nonetheless have to quarantine for 14 days.
Round 1,300 horses are stabled onsite and can proceed to obtain every day care and train, as wanted, in keeping with observe officers.