The New York Racing Association announced on Thursday that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y., will be suspended until further notice due to changing circumstances in the racing community relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A backstretch worker who lives and works at Belmont Park tested positive Thursday morning for the coronavirus. Following NYRA’s Preparedness and Response Plan, the worker has been quarantined since developing symptoms the morning of Friday, March 13. His roommate was also quarantined at that time.
NYRA’s Preparedness and Response Plan Committee has established clear protocols and processes following the most up-to-date health guidance established by the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.