Jockey Christian Ramos tests positive for COVID-19
by Pat McKenna
Jockey Christian Ramos tested positive for COVID-19 today and will remain off his mounts through Sunday, January 16, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today.
All members of the NYRA jockey colony are vaccinated and adhere to established protocols. In addition, the jockey quarters at Aqueduct Racetrack have been substantially altered to provide maximum physical distancing and reduce density.
Ramos sought testing today after experiencing mild symptoms. He received the test result early this morning and was not on-site at Aqueduct during today's card.
NYRA follows the most updated federal and state guidance regarding contact tracing, testing, required isolation, and quarantine. Accordingly, Ramos will be permitted to return to competition on Thursday, January 20 should he remain asymptomatic.
In accordance with New York City requirements, anyone seeking to enter Aqueduct Racetrack in any capacity must demonstrate proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Facemasks are always required on NYRA property.
Live racing continues Friday at the Big A with a nine-race card. First post is 12:20 p.m. Eastern.