Hanover, PA — For the safety and protection of customers, consignors, and sale employees at the 2020 Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual sale in Timonium, Md., Standardbred will strictly enforce COVID-19 precautions required by the Maryland Department of Health.
Paul Spears, President of Standardbred, states: “Because of age and serious medical conditions, many sale attendees are at high risk for the complications of COVID-19 infection. For their protection, and for the safety of all sale attendees, Maryland State Fairgrounds officials and their security team will actively enforce COVID-19 guidelines from the Maryland Department of Health, including COVID-19 screening, mandatory masks, social distancing, hand sanitization, and avoidance of loitering in high-traffic areas.
“Abundant signage will be posted about these guidelines. Free masks and hand sanitizer will be distributed at the Information Booth. Attendees whose physicians have counseled them that their medical condition requires them not to wear masks are instructed to wear full face shields, and to inform security personnel of their situation during initial screening at the entrance gate. Attendees not observing COVID-19 restrictions will be asked to co-operate with these necessary safety measures. If an attendee does not co-operate with the security team, he may be asked to leave the Fairgrounds. Standardbred appreciates the cooperation and concern for the safety of others by our customers and friends.
“For those customers who are at high risk and do not want to attend the sale in person, Standardbred is offering online and telephone bidding options. Standardbred urges anyone interested in remote bidding services to contact Gunjan Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to begin the registration process. Standardbred can also assist customers who require an authorized agent to evaluate prospective purchases on-site, and to bid for them if needed. We look forward to a safe and successful 2020 sale.”