The Woodbine Leisure COVID-19 Well being and Security Committee confirmed Thursday that an lively jockey has examined constructive for COVID-19.
Following Woodbine Leisure’s COVID-19 Prevention Protocols, the jockey won’t be permitted to entry Woodbine Racetrack for no less than 14 days whereas self-quarantining. On the conclusion of the 14-day self-quarantine, the jockey will probably be required to offer proof of a unfavourable COVID-19 check previous to being allowed to return to Woodbine Racetrack.
Since beginning dwell Thoroughbred racing in early June, Woodbine Leisure has established and enforced COVID-19 Prevention Protocols that embody limiting entry to the Woodbine Backstretch to important personnel solely, each day screening, obligatory carrying of face coverings, intensive disinfecting, and contacting tracing and different protocols to handle any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 publicity.
In following these established protocols, contact tracing has been carried out and people who have been in shut contact with the jockey who examined constructive are being notified. These people, who embody one different jockey, will probably be required to offer a unfavourable COVID-19 check previous to being permitted to return Woodbine Racetrack. Contact tracing additionally confirmed that the jockey who examined constructive contracted COVID-19 outdoors of Woodbine Racetrack.
As a part of common COVID-19 Prevention Protocols, the jockey room and different frequent areas at Woodbine Racetrack obtained via electrostatic disinfection following the conclusion of racing on Saturday, Nov. 14, the final day Woodbine Racetrack hosted dwell racing.
Contemplating the results of the contact tracing suggests publicity to the jockey who examined constructive is proscribed, and with the boldness within the COVID-19 Prevention Protocols Woodbine Leisure has established and enforced, and after reviewing with outdoors medical professionals, dwell racing will proceed immediately as scheduled.