Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, NASCAR will mandate a limited indoor mask policy at Watkins Glen.
The new covid protocol was issued by NASCAR on Tuesday, which will apply to this weekend’s ARCA and NASCAR races at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. So, all the people inside an enclosed area will have to wear masks at all times.
As for the enclosed area, it will mean team haulers as well as buildings – including the media center, restrooms, the infield care center, race control and suites.
The change was made as per the “advice of NASCAR’s consulting physicians and recently issued medical guidance.”
But if people avoid close contact outside, masks will not be required outdoors.
While NASCAR has recently eased on its covid protocols and encouraged people to get vaccinated, it is a step back in the fight against COVID due to the rising number of cases.
This is due to the rise of the Delta variant of the virus, especially among the young and the ones not vaccinated yet.