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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Re: ChampCar Statement on COVID-19

 

To all ChampCar Members, Sponsors and Fans, 

 

 As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops nationally and across local markets where we compete, we want you to know that the safety and health of participants, sponsors, staff and spectators are always a top priority. Now more than ever, safety is our primary concern.

 

 As we move forward, we will have communication with local health agencies and event venues and diligently monitor the Coronavirus situation. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to follow the CDC recommendations to limit the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay at home if you’re sick

 

 Currently, there is no plan to cancel ChampCar events. However, we will be monitoring the directives of local, state and federal authorities for direction. All ChampCar events will take place in open air spaces, including driver and staff meetings. Awards ceremonies and tech inspection will also take place in an open-air environment.  

 

 It is important for everyone to take health precautions seriously, but not to panic or change their daily activity. For the sake of everyone involved, we ask that if you are exhibiting any signs of illness, please stay home. As we continue to monitor developments and navigate through these unique circumstances, we want you to know that you can rely on us always to put your health and safety first. 

 

Visit the CDC for more information – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

The ChampCar Staff  
 

ChampCar Statement on COVID-19.pdf

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Just now, Team Infiniti said:

Toilet paper is nowhere to be had, people are crazy.

 

Do the symptoms include something we are not aware of?

Walmart locally was also out of canned food last night aside from some split bean soup. No pasta of any sort left along with nearly all the sauce. I think we probably have more to worry about from the panic the way this is being handled than we do from the beer flu itself.

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Bill,  Please be a beacon of sanity in a sea of idiotic overreaction.  We need to resist the incomprehensible stampede of stupidity.  Yes, wash your hands, stay clean, If you have a fever or think you are a carrier stay home.  If you are old and feeble stay home.  Look at the numbers, this is no plague, the heavy reaction is nothing more than hysteria.  There have been 2000ish cases in the US of those any case that is 2 weeks old isn't active anymore, so isn't a threat.  2000 out of 350,000,000 people, gets us to even meeting an active case is less than 1 in 175,000.  It is statistically orders of magnitude more dangerous to drive to our race than get the coronavirus.

So I ask for all of us weekend warriors who have spent the winter wrenching and bleeding on our cars don't fall into the hysteria of what appears to be a sadly weak nation.

 

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3 hours ago, hauq said:

Bill,  Please be a beacon of sanity in a sea of idiotic overreaction.  We need to resist the incomprehensible stampede of stupidity.  Yes, wash your hands, stay clean, If you have a fever or think you are a carrier stay home.  If you are old and feeble stay home.  Look at the numbers, this is no plague, the heavy reaction is nothing more than hysteria.  There have been 2000ish cases in the US of those any case that is 2 weeks old isn't active anymore, so isn't a threat.  2000 out of 350,000,000 people, gets us to even meeting an active case is less than 1 in 175,000.  It is statistically orders of magnitude more dangerous to drive to our race than get the coronavirus.

So I ask for all of us weekend warriors who have spent the winter wrenching and bleeding on our cars don't fall into the hysteria of what appears to be a sadly weak nation.

Based on the very limited testing and long incubation period, it is likely that there are 20-30 times more active cases than have been reported. 40,000 - 60,000 is something to be worried about.

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On 3/13/2020 at 10:16 AM, Team Infiniti said:

Toilet paper is nowhere to be had, people are crazy.

 

Do the symptoms include something we are not aware of?


No gastrointestinal disorders but drinking a lot of fluids  if sick will loosen things up a bit. COVID-19 is a particularly virulent virus strain that is dangerous to individuals with COPD and immune issues but is not as dangerous to the backside as the rumor mill makes out. 

 

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I think this will pretty much put races (or just about any other event) on hold until May as the latest CDC recommendations recommend all events of 50 or more be put off.

 

Here is the exact wording from the CDC: 

Guidance as of 3/15/2020

Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.

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3 hours ago, gsmith2424 said:

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

 

I think we can do all of that, let's race.

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On 3/14/2020 at 1:17 PM, enginerd said:

Based on the very limited testing and long incubation period, it is likely that there are 20-30 times more active cases than have been reported. 40,000 - 60,000 is something to be worried about.


Keep in mind, if that were the case it also GREATLY diminishes the mortality rate of the virus.

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16 minutes ago, Slugworks Paul said:


Keep in mind, if that were the case it also GREATLY diminishes the mortality rate of the virus.

A very interesting theory has gotten momentum. It is that COVID19 has been in the US for months. What we are seeing now is the natural life cycle of the virus and we are likely on the back end of it. Time will tell if this is accurate. 

This has been so completely blown out of proportion. 

 

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