Del Mar to open season today without fans in the stands

DEL MAR (CNS) - Del Mar will begin its 81st summer meet Friday with no fans in the stands for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic and safety for people and horses the leading theme. Daily measures that will be in effect throughout the meet include: -- admittance to the facility strictly limited to essential personnel; -- daily on-site health screening for all personnel, including temperature checks; -- all personnel will be required to wear face coverings; -- jockeys and the starting gate crew will be required to wear additional personal protective equipment; -- proper social distancing will be required; -- additional handwashing and sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the Grandstand and stable area; -- enhanced janitorial services including daily disin
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