Nashville Speedway announces COVID-19 restrictions ahead of Saturday's opening race

Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 11:54:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway has released a list of safety measures as the venue prepares to host its first race of the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The opening race for the 2020 season is set for Saturday after having been rescheduled because of the pandemic.

The speedway will have restrictions in place and will require everyone to have a temperature screening before entering. Face coverings/masks are “strongly recommended” for guests 3 and over. You’re expected to bring your own, but the speedway will have masks available to purchase.

Employees will be required to wear masks. Physical barriers may be added in certain areas where it’s harder to maintain strict social distancing guidelines. There will also be more hand sanitizer stations and additional employees who will be regularly cleaning and sanitizing.

Click here to read their full list of safety measures.

The Metro Department of Health’s order requiring facial coverings in Nashville went into effect on Monday. The order says those who violate it "shall be subject to civil and criminal penalties, including punishment as a Class C Misdemeanor" starting July 3.