This time, the protest by Direct Action Everywhere did not result in the closure of the nearby mass vaccination site.
Curative, the private company running the site, is concerned about the liability of using volunteers at the Golden Gate Fields site.
Appointments at the Golden Gate Fields vaccination site were stalled for about three hours due to the presence of animal rights protesters.
Vaccine appointments at Golden Gate Fields are currently hard to come by.
The North County Mass Vaccination Site is in the north parking lot of Golden Gate Fields. Appointments can be made online.
“COVID-19 concerns on the campus have decreased to levels to allow the resumption of live racing,” Golden Gate Fields said Friday in a prepared statement.
More than 300 people at Golden Gate Fields have now tested positive for COVID-19. The racetrack has approximately 540 workers, the state has said.
Hess told Berkeleyside from his ICU bed recently he was looking forward to his next meal at his favorite restaurant, Bette’s Oceanview, where he had eaten more than 8,000 times.
The track has said 95% of the people who tested positive had no symptoms and that this is likely what allowed the disease to spread so broadly.
More than 200 people from the Golden Gate Fields racetrack community have contracted COVID-19, according to a new statement officials released early Friday evening.
More than 100 racetrack workers at Golden Gate Fields tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The city of Berkeley’s total case count spiked overnight from about 920 to 1,050.
An El Sobrante man was charged this week with sexually assaulting an unconscious woman last year near the Golden Gate Fields racetrack where he worked, authorities report.