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WEG Monitoring COVID-19 Developments

Published: March 12, 2020 3:29 pm ET

Last Comment: March 13, 2020 3:06 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Management from the Woodbine Entertainment Group has issued a statement to its guests with respect to recent developments concerning the spread of COVID-19.

It reads as follows.

Dear Woodbine Entertainment Guests,

Just like you, we are very closely monitoring new developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). The health and safety of our guests, employees and horsepeople is our highest priority and primary concern.

We are committed to going above and beyond to ensure our facilities are clean and safe for all our guests.

To that end, a task force has been established and is meeting daily and following recommendations from Toronto Public Health, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and other local health providers to monitor the risk and take protective actions as needed.

In addition to our regular high standards of cleanliness, we have implemented several additional precautionary measures that include the following:

• Providing even more sanitization stations throughout our facilities, including hand sanitizing wipes.
• Frequently cleaning and disinfecting washrooms, counters, handrails, doorknobs and other areas using specialized solutions for maximum efficiency.
• Advanced prevention training for our employees.
• Property-wide communications about techniques that can lessen the transmission of an illness.
• A comprehensive and robust food safety plan.
• A thorough screening process for all horsepeople entering the paddock at Woodbine Mohawk Park and the backstretch at Woodbine Racetrack.

To date, Woodbine Entertainment has not cancelled any events and is proceeding with live racing with these precautionary measures in place.

Woodbine Entertainment strongly encourages fans who are not feeling well or reluctant to attend live racing in person to watch the races on HPItv or through their HPIbet account. For fans attending live racing, please be reminded that you can sign-up for an HPIbet account and place bets through that platform in lieu of using other methods at the racetrack.

As the situation continues to develop, we will be sure to update you with pertinent information.

Thank you and be safe,

Woodbine Entertainment


March 13, 2020 - 3:06 pmThanks to WEG for being

chris bush SAID...

Thanks to WEG for being sensible and reasonable in a hyper over reactive 24hr media madness news world. Remember SARS? How about Y2K? We survived even with daily relentless doomsday predictions. We still have a massive number of daily interactions be it grocery shopping, transit, workplace, restaurants etc. Cancelling seemingly higher profile events is a drop in your daily interaction bucket. Just use common sense. If you suspect a problem stay at home. Taking a couple weeks off doesn't mean the virus will magically disappear.

March 12, 2020 - 5:35 pmSo almost all the tracks in

Gord Brown SAID...

So almost all the tracks in the states have postponed, but WEG will continue? Wake up people life is a little more important than horses. Corona Virus has doubled over night in Ontario. Seriously reconsider!

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