MGM International confirms first Coronavirus case

The employee was based in the Yonkers Raceway race office
The employee was based in the Yonkers Raceway race office

An employee of the Standardbred Owners Association, who was based in the Yonkers Raceway race office, died yesterday

US.- MGM Resorts International has confirmed its first Coronavirus case this week involving an employee of the Standardbred Owners Association (SOA), who was based in the Yonkers Raceway race office. 

“We just learned that an employee of the Standardbred Owners Association, working in the racing office of Yonkers Raceway, located next to the racetrack and paddock, tested positive for the Coronavirus before passing away,” said a statement released by the company. 

“His death was announced today by New Jersey officials, as he was a resident of the state. We believe the last time he was on the property to be approximately eight days ago. We offer our condolences to his family during this difficult time. As a result of this development, the racetrack will be shut down as of this afternoon, and we have asked employees who worked in the immediate area to self-quarantine. We will continue to coordinate with and follow the guidance of health officials and support them in their response and prevention efforts,” the statement added.

MGM Resorts International also issued a statement outlining its measures to fight against Coronavirus.

“We are proactively communicating with our employees on the guidance from the CDC regarding prevention. We have enhanced our cleaning protocols that include placing hand sanitiser dispensing station in high-traffic areas, reinforcing proactive cleaning and increasing the frequency of disinfectant procedures. We continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines and are closely monitoring for updates,” it said.

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