Keeneland September Sale Participants Discuss COVID-19 Preparations

The threat of COVID-19 casts a continued pall over most segments of life, and as deaths and hospitalizations continue to trend back up toward pre-vaccine levels, it has led to participants at the upcoming Keeneland September Yearling Sale to consider protection measures briefly thought to be behind us.

Thoroughbred Daily News polled Keeneland executives, as well as buyers and consignors, about their concern related to the COVID-19 surge heading into the September sale, and the level of protection measures they plan to take.

Of particular note, Keeneland president and CEO Shannon Arvin said the company has reinstated an indoor mask mandate for all employees, regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated employees will be required to test weekly.

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Keeneland will also strongly recommend that all sales participants wear a mask while indoors. The sales pavilion will also undergo a deep cleaning after every session, and hand sanitizing stations will be available around the property.

Read more at Thoroughbred Daily News.

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