Jan 5, 2021

COVID-19 Information, Protocols and Procedures

Sam Houston Race Park reopens with live Thoroughbred horse racing on Friday, January 8th, and is sharing this important information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures which are in place until further notice:

We are operating under strict COVID-19 guidelines established by the Governor of the State of Texas, Harris County officials, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  We are committed to providing a safe environment for all of our guests and employees, and ask everyone to assist us in achieving that goal.

We ask that no one enters our facility who is feeling ill or who has possibly been exposed to COVID-19.  

Only the Main North Entrance Gate will be used for guests entering and exiting our facility.  The South Gate Entrance by the valet parking oval will be closed.  Valet Parking is suspended indefinitely.  The Will Call Window has been relocated to the North Entrance and is clearly designated.

A non-invasive temperature check will be taken of all guests and employees upon entering our facility.  Anyone who registers a temperature of greater than 100.4 degrees will be rechecked.  If a second temperature check registers 100.4 degrees or greater, admission will be denied.

Sam Houston Race Park may limit the number of guests entering the facility to avoid overcrowding, well within limits imposed by governmental regulations.  This practice is in the best interest of all our guests and employees.  There is the possibility that a larger crowd may arrive than can be effectively and safely accommodated.  Should that situation occur, admission will be delayed for the later arriving guests until enough earlier arriving guests have departed.      

Face coverings are required to be worn at all times by everyone, completely covering the mouth and nose, except when in the act of eating or drinking.

It is important that all of our guests and employees follow physical distancing practices to the greatest extent possible.  

Good hygiene practices are expected of everyone including the frequent washing of hands.  Cough etiquette is appreciated.  Hand sanitizing stations will be available for everyone’s use at various locations throughout the facility.

Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols have been established and will be followed.  Frequent manual disinfection of tabletops, counters, self-service betting machines, door handles, and other surfaces will be evident.

Furniture has been rearranged in all areas to aid appropriate distancing.  Please do not move furniture or we will not be in compliance with distancing requirements.  Due to this, capacities in the Restaurants, Luxury Suites and Reserved Seating Areas have been significantly reduced from normal levels.  The number of Wagering Terminals have also been reduced, so make your wagers as early as possible!

Please help us provide the safest environment possible for everyone by following the guidelines above relating to face coverings, distancing, hand washing, sanitizing and cough etiquette.  Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy the races!  For more information, call (281) 807-8700 or visit www.shrp.com

Diamond Partners