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Coronavirus Update & Resources

September 8, 2020

How It Impacts Us

We are pleased to announce the NASCAR Hall of Fame will reopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 16. In accordance with state guidelines, our facility will operate at 50 percent capacity. Operating hours will be 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, with Tuesdays reserved for private groups and special events.

In accordance with state and local guidelines, guests are required to wear face masks or coverings throughout their time at the Hall.

Below are just a few of the measures being implemented at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to meet the new operational demands brought on by COVID-19:

  • Rigorous and frequent sanitizing and disinfecting
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the Hall
  • Complimentary individual stylus pen for low/no contact with interactive exhibits
  • Encouraging advance ticket purchase and mobile ticketing

Learn more about our safety measures and purchase your advance tickets: https://www.nascarhall.com/clean.

The NASCAR Hall is also pursuing Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR certification, the gold standard of prepared facilities and the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for them.

We are working with our event and group-related customers who were scheduled to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame during closure to accommodate their needs, with the hope we can reschedule for future dates.

  • NASCAR Hall Memberships will be extended for the length of time the NASCAR Hall of Fame was closed.
  • Racing Insiders Tours will be rescheduled for future dates.
  • General admission tickets purchased for dates the Hall was closed will be honored at any other date.

What You Need to Know

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced a careful step forward, moving North Carolina into “Safer At Home Phase 2.5” from Sept. 4-Oct. 2. In addition, North Carolinians will be required to wear face coverings in public (both indoor and outdoor), when physical distancing is not possible. Visit these links for more details about Executive Order 163 or to view a list of FAQs about Phase 2.5.

During this phase of reopening, museums and aquariums may open at 50 percent capacity. Restaurants can open for on-premise dining at 50 percent capacity with six feet distance between each group of customers. Mass gathering limits have increased to 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. Playgrounds are allowed to open. Certain businesses such as bars, nightclubs, theaters, dance halls, amusement parks and other indoor entertainment venues will remain closed.

We will announce our reopening plans under the current phase soon.

Overwhelming evidence shows that wearing a face-covering can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially from people who have it and don’t know it yet. This is a simple way to control this virus while we protect ourselves and the people around us. Governor Cooper urged everyone to be a leader in wearing face coverings and encouraged businesses to be strong in enforcing it.

Our organization has an internal task force closely monitoring recommendations and actions coming from the local, state and federal levels regarding stay at home orders and possible return to workplace scenarios. Team members on this committee are leading the efforts in developing return-to-workplace protocols and safety guidelines to address operational processes and human contact health risk mitigations.

Who to Follow

In an effort to gather all the COVID-19 related information from a wide range of state agencies, North Carolina has launched a new COVID-19 web portal at nc.gov/covid19.

  • N.C. Division of Public Health (NCDPH) on Twitter
  • Call the NCDPH Helpline toll free at 1-888-892-1162 or get updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211
  • Mecklenburg County (NC) Public Health (MCPH) department’s webpage for updates
  • The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County on Twitter

    Additional Resources

    You Can Help

    Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina restaurants and bars must close except for takeout and delivery orders. The executive order went into effect at 5 p.m. on March 17, 2020. Help support Charlotte businesses during these challenging times. Learn more at charlottesgotalot.com.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg is coming together in a unified response to the COVID-19 Crisis under the leadership of the Department of Emergency Management. Those interested in volunteer opportunities can call the volunteer hotline at either (704) 432-4127 or (704) 432-4187. Learn more about volunteer and giving opportunities at https://charmeckresponds.org/.