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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 146th runnings of the Kentucky Derby will have spectators in the stands this year.

Officials said Thursday morning that strict guidelines will be in place for fans in the stands on the rescheduled date of September 5.

Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack, released a statement Thursday morning:

We are excited to let you know the 146th runnings of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks will be held September 4 and 5 with spectators present.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our guests and team members. We have established a comprehensive set of operating procedures, which include a multitude of precautionary measures to be followed while fans are in attendance at our facility. Below are some of the more noteworthy guidelines developed in conjunction with criteria set forth by the Louisville Metro Health Department and Kentucky’s Healthy at Work requirements. This outline is to inform you of what to expect when visiting our historic racetrack in September. A complete list of guidelines and safety & sanitation protocols will be posted on this page in the coming weeks.Both employees and guests are asked to take an active role in following all guidelines. We must all do our part to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you at the track!

Some guidelines were announced included limited tickets and no general admission in the front side or paddock areas of the racetrack.

The move of the Triple Crown’s first leg to Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic will mark the first time the Derby won’t run in Louisville on the first Saturday in May since 1945.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.