Churchill Downs to limit Kentucky Derby attendees to less than 23,000, and will require face coverings
Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN) provided Wednesday an update to its safety plan for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which is scheduled for Sept. 5 (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kentucky-derby-to-be-rescheduled-to-sept-5-2020-03-17). The company said attendance will be limited to less than 23,000 fans, which is less than 14% of the attendance record, and limited to guests with reserved seats. The company said attendees will be required to wear face coverings throughout the entire venue, and will be screened when entering the venue via a medical questionnaire and contactless thermometer. Concession stand options will be limited to mostly pre-packaged foods, while Kentucky Derby Week activities and shuttles from offsite parking will be eliminated. The stock, which was still inactive in premarket trading, has rallied 23.9% year to date, while the S&P 500 has gained 3.2%.
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August 12, 2020 09:18 ET (13:18 GMT)
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