COVID-19 Operational Procedures
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly encourages Event Organizers to implement procedures to slow the spread, mitigate resurgence and prepare for the possibility of outbreaks of COVID-19. As an event organizer, Gondik Law Speedway has created a comprehensive set of Operational Procedures consistent with CDC Guidelines for dirt track motorsports events in order to help protect the local communities, participants, staff and spectators. Proper planning, preparation, communication, and follow-through will ensure a safe and successful Event.
➢ Sanitation Initiatives
o Sixteen Hand Sanitizer units will be strategically spread around the entry points of the facility (Front Gate, Pit Gate, Backstretch)
o All employees will be wearing masks except for some staff that will be communicating via 2-way or 1-way radios. These employees primarily work alone in the flag stand and corner judges. Announcers and race director will be in the announcer’s booth, which is closed off to the public
o Concession workers will wear plastic or nitrile gloves
o Restrooms – We will have a full-time employee whose main focus will be to wash down all the portable bathroom handles with a disinfection each time a portable bathroom is used. We will also be disinfecting the main bathrooms every half hour
o Procedural Reminders -We will have signage and PA announcements throughout the Facility during the Event reminding ALL attendees of the importance of “Social Distancing”, “No Groups Larger Than 10”, “Wash Hands Every 20 minutes,” “Cover Coughs and Sneezes with Elbow or Tissue and Wash Hands immediately thereafter,” and “Self-Monitor and Please Report any Symptoms to Nearest Staff Member.”
o We will have a text line setup for anyone that has concerns to text their concerns and the event staff will promptly investigate the issue
➢ Online Ticket Sales
o An estimated 80% of our sales will be online so we can shorten up the lines getting into the speedway
o All ticket booths and concessions will have plexiglass in front of the pay window
➢ Temperature scanners
o Temperature scanners will be used to test all attendees entering the facility. Any attendee with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed into the facility. attendees with the temperature of 100.3 or below will be allowed into the facility and should follow all other facility guidelines.
o Fans and drivers will put on their own wristband
➢ Face Masks
o We will have a supply of face masks for sale for anyone that needs them.
➢ No Pit Meeting Gathering
o All drivers must stay in their pit area for the drivers meeting as it will be done on
the PA System
➢ Social Distancing
o Spectators should always practice Social-Distancing while at the facility including when in
line for tickets and concessions
o We will have 15 of these social distancing signs displayed around our seating
➢ No In-Person Draw
o We will be holding a Facebook live session that drivers can watch to see their pill
draw for heat starting positions, so drivers do not have to wait in line to draw.
➢ Pits – At least 15 feet from center to center on every spot
o Each pit spot is 15 feet from the center of your pit spot to the center of the next
pit spot. We will be spreading these pits out, but drivers and pit crews are
encouraged to stay in your pit area until its your turn to race and then pit crews
must use social distancing with other pit crews while watching the race
➢ Backstretch Parking
o All backstretch parking groups must stay in their own areas besides to use the
restrooms or concessions. Congregating in other backstretch areas is not
o No unwrapped food will be served
o All food will be handed from the concession staff to the customer
o Food and beverages should be consumed at the Spectators respective seat in the grandstand; there will be no ‘food court’ or seating area for groups.
o ALL concession staff should wear cloth Face Covers (or similar) at all times.
➢ Pre- Marked Lines
o We will have pre-marked six-foot lines in the following areas
▪ Ticket Booths