Huntsville Speedway would like to remind its patrons and participants about the Madison County ordinance requiring face coverings that went into effect on July 7, 2020 at 5PM. Huntsville Speedway thanks you, our fans and race teams, as we continue to comply with state and local guidance to be able to continue operating the speedway.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, a face covering is defined as “a device to cover the nose and mouth of a person to impede the spread of saliva or other fluids during speaking, coughing, sneezing, or other intentional or involuntary action.” Coverings may be made from scarves, bandanas, or other fabrics. Medical-grade masks are not required.
Face coverings will be required in the following locations:
- Indoor spaces of businesses or venues open to the public, including stores, bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, public meeting spaces or government buildings.
- Transportation services available to the public, including mass transit, paratransit, taxi or ride-sharing services.
- Outdoor areas open to the public where 10 or more persons are gathered and where people are unable to maintain a distance of 6 or more feet between persons not from the same household.
- Exceptions to wearing face coverings or masks include:
– Children age 2 and under.
– Persons while eating or drinking.
– Patients in examination rooms of medical offices, dental offices, clinics or hospitals where their examination of the mouth or nasal area is necessary.
– Customers receiving hair care services, temporary removal of face coverings when needed to provide hair care.
– Occasions when wearing a face covering poses a significant mental or physical health, safety or security risk. These include worksite risks.
– Although not mandated, face coverings are strongly recommended for congregants at worship services and for situations where people from different households are unable to or unlikely to maintain a distance of 6 feet from each – When effective communication is needed for hearing-impaired persons and those speaking to a large group of people, provided the speaker can stay at least 6 feet away from other persons.
– Indoor athletic facilities. Patrons are not required to wear face coverings while actively participating in permitted athletic activities, but employees in regular interaction with patrons are required to wear face coverings or masks.
– Private clubs and gatherings not open to the public and where a consistent 6-foot distance between persons from different households is maintained.
– Parents, guardians and caregivers must ensure the proper masking of children over age 2 in public places, ensure face coverings do not pose a choking hazard for children and can be worn safely without obstructing a child’s ability to breathe.