LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Derby released a statement stating it will be instituting new practices at Churchill Downs Racetrack ahead of the 146th Kentucky Derby, which is currently scheduled for May 2.
The new practices found in the statement are listed below.
- Regular thorough cleaning of all restrooms on the track and backside, with pre-cleanings daily as well as routine cleanings during normal operation - Continuously wiping down all betting stations with 60% alcohol cleaning solution
- Using disposable gloves during food preparation in all kitchens and sanitizing all food prep surfaces at the track and on the backside, including cutting boards, counter tops and cutting utensils while also washing hands before, during and after food preparation
-Routinely changing out air filters with a high grade minimum efficiency reporting value rating and cleaning HVAC equipment while monitoring CO2, humidity, and ventilation and using air economization and filtration to help dilute any airborne particulate matter.
The statement also included that it will be waiving liquid restrictions to allow guests to bring their own hand sanitizer onsite. (All other liquids still prohibited.)