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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Interim Guidance for Racing Activities

This Interim Guidance for the Conduct of Racing Activities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
(“Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Racing”) was created to provide licensed or franchised operators of
racetracks, their licensed employees, any other licensed personnel, and racing activity participants with
precautions to help protect against the spread of COVID-19 as racetracks re-open. For the purpose of this
guidance, “racing activities” means all activities undertaken in preparation for and the conduct of
horseracing upon which pari-mutuel wagering is offered at a licensed or franchised racetrack

These guidelines are minimum requirements only and the management of any racetrack licensee or
franchisee is free to provide additional precautions or increased restrictions. These guidelines are based
on the best-known public health practices at the time of Phase I of the State’s reopening, and the
documentation upon which these guidelines are based can and does change frequently. The Responsible
Parties – as defined below – are accountable for adhering to all local, state and federal requirements
relative to racing activities. The Responsible Parties are also accountable for staying current with any
updates to these requirements, as well as incorporating same into any racing activities and/or Site Safety
Plan.

Interim Guidance for Racing Activities (PDF)
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