MX Sports Pro Racing, MX Sports (Loretta Lynn
Program), GNCC Racing and ATVMX have organized a Race
Leadership Team to deal with the current national health
crisis as it relates to racing activity for these programs. This is a fluid
situation with matters subject to change quickly. It is the goal of the Race
Leadership Team to keep our race community well informed of any up-to-date
changes as soon as possible.
Accordingly, the Race Leadership Team will convene every Monday
@ 11 am to review the upcoming race schedule of each series for the ensuing two
weeks to determine if any adjustments are necessary. Any changes will be
announced immediately on www.RacerXonline.com and
on the various series social media channels.
Currently, the next scheduled event for each series
is as follows:
• Loretta Lynn AQ: April 3/4 Various Venues
• GNCC Racing: April 18/19 Camp Coker, Society Hill, SC
• ATVMX: April 25/26 SOB, Hamer, SC
• Pro Motocross: June 13 WW Ranch, Jacksonville, FL
In the meantime, the GNCC Tactical Safety Specialist, Alura McElvain-Acosta, prepared
the following information for GNCC staff with regard to the COVID-19
outbreak. This information is so helpful that we would like to share it
with our entire race community.
Please take a moment to update yourself on the importance of
knowing the symptoms of COVID-19 and the local regulations in the areas you may
find yourself in the next 30 days. There has also been notification on a fake
online malicious website that you need to know to avoid. That information is
Stay safe and wash those hands!
· COVID-19 is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of
respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. For most of the American
public who are unlikely to be exposed to COVID-19, the immediate health risk is
considered LOW per the CDC. While the virus is NOT currently widespread in the
United States, the CDC is stressing that the situation is rapidly evolving.
· How is COVID-19 spread? The virus is thought to spread mainly
from person-to-person; between people who are in close contact with one another
(within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets when an infected person
coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people
nearby or possibly inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can
get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then
touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not
thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
· What are the symptoms of COVID-19? The following symptoms may
appear 2-14 days after exposure: fever, cough, shortness of breath.
· What should I do if I think I have COVID-19? Call your
health care professional if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and
have developed the associated symptoms. You should call ahead to
a health care professional rather than arrive in-person at the Medical Center.
This will help the medical staff take steps to keep others from being infected
· How can I prevent COVID-19? There is currently no vaccine to
prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being
exposed to this virus. The CDC always recommends the following preventive
actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20
seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a 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 home or follow your local sick call procedure when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
NOT RECOMMEND that people who are well wear a face mask to
protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Face masks
should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to
help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also
crucial for health workers and people who are
taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a
health care facility).
Please don’t speculate or contribute to the rumor mill. Seek out
and follow confirmed sources for COVID-19 guidance and updates, to include the
• Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• NC Division of Public Health: https://publichealth.nc.gov/
• World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Alura I. McElvain-Acosta
Tactical Safety Specialist
USMC, Department of Safety and Standardization