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 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.
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.
“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 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.
It has 3 strikes against it: its continuance of racing in March in spite of the shelter in place, its failure to implement protective protocols and this outbreak of COVID-19.
The total death toll in Berkeley now stands at 12, with 1,854 COVID-19 cases reported.
Alameda County, which is in the Bay Area region of the new guidelines, currently has 33% ICU capacity.
In 2017, DxE, the organization Hsiung co-founded, decided to focus on building a movement in Berkeley — and then elect people to office.
Last week, the city of Berkeley reported its highest number of positive COVID-19 test results on a single day since the coronavirus pandemic began.
“We’re not wasting a single drop,” Lisa Warhuus assured Berkeleyans.