Charles Town Races will reopen the first floor of its grandstand for live racing and simulcasting operations beginning June 22 at noon following an order made Sunday by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice allowing patrons at live sporting events starting on that date. Closed to racing spectators since March, Charles Town will also be reopening its trackside apron for live racing programs.
Among the safety protocals put in place, the track has implemented signage to encourage social distancing. Mutuel windows and self-service terminals will be configured to meet social distancing requirements and will be thoroughly and regularly cleaned and sanitizer stations will be readily available throughout the facility. Track employees will be required to wear masks and will undergo a health screening each day, including temperature checks, prior to their shift. Guests will be encouraged to wear masks and must respond to a verbal health screening prior to entry to the property.
Charles Town hosts live racing Thursday through Saturday with a first post time of 7 p.m. Full-day simulcasting from tracks around the country will take place from Thursday through Sunday.