In response to Anne Arundel County Board of Health regulations, individuals who reside in the barn area at Laurel Park are being urged to follow health and safety protocols.
During an April 4 community meeting held by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, backstretch employees were told to cease cooking in dorm rooms, stop disconnecting smoke alarms and to keep their rooms clutter-free in part assist first responders in the event of emergencies.
The county doesn’t permit cooking in dorm rooms, and the Maryland Jockey Club will enforce the rule. Violation of any of the policies can result in loss of dorm privileges.
In addition, smoking in common areas—laundry rooms, track kitchen and recreation room—is prohibited.
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