NASCAR has made an adjustment ahead of the race weekend at Watkins Glen International
Last year, NASCAR was one of the first major sports back in action following worldwide quarantine. In the months that followed, the sport became the first to welcome fans back to arenas.
In May 2021, NASCAR dropped a year-long policy of masks.
This weekend, NASCAR returns to Watkins Glen International. It’s a busy race weekend with the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series.
With an outbreak of the Delta variant, NASCAR has reinstated the mask policy.
Ahead of the race weekend, NASCAR sent out a memo to teams reinstating the once former policy:
– “Beginning with this weekend’s event at Watkins Glen, NASCAR will require that all personnel wear a face mask in enclosed areas at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Enclosed areas include haulers as well as buildings including the media center, restrooms, the infield care center, race control and suites.”
– “This update to the Event Operations Protocol is being implemented on the advice of NASCAR’s consulting physicians and recently issued medical guidance.”
– “Masks are not required when outdoors at NASCAR events, provided individuals refrain from sustained close contact.”