There have been some members asking about the MTC Guidelines for COVID-19.
The goal is to provide guidelines for Manasota Track Club sanctioned events, group runs and races in the coronavirus environment.
The Manasota running community is made up of hundreds of micro communities – races, clubs, stores, timers, nonprofits, race organizations, sponsors, volunteers and more. This diversity brings strength to our community because passion drives much of the efforts to put on races. These communities are spread across this huge country and have access to amazing resources.
After assessing many event scenarios, the MTC Board of Directors decided that it was in the best interest of our athletes and the community to re-evaulate events until we get confirmation that the risks of spreading or contracting COVID-19 have been greatly reduced. We are grateful to all of our athletes, volunteers and sponsors for their patience and continued support as we worked to make this difficult decision.
The health and well-being of our athletes, volunteers, spectators and community are of the utmost importance to the Manasota Track Club. Because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the MTC is recommending following CDC, State of Florida and Sarasota County guidelines.
It’s important to recognize that there is not a single set of rules that can be applied to all events. There is a need to localize plans for our community, working closely with local health officials, volunteers, participants, and community.
These guidelines will definitely change as we learn more about COVID-19.
All Members, coaches, fans, vendors and officials should follow to the guidelines from the CDC, state, and/or local authorities.
We will continue to work with County officials as we establish best practices and procedures to ensure a safe and successful return to racing.
MTC also recommends bringing personal hand sanitizer, masks, chairs, and antibacterial wipes to events for personal use.
Put distance between yourself and other people not from your same household. Minimum of 6 feet is recommended. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
WEAR A FACE COVER AROUND OTHERS
Everyone should wear a face cover when they are out in public and can’t social distance. Sarasota city limits required you to wear a face mask in public places within city limits.
Wash your hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been out in a public place, after blowing your nose , coughing or sneezing. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water is not available.
Cover Coughs and Sneezes
Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough and sneeze. Throw used tissues into the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
You can download this information (PDF) provided by the CDC. For more CDC information on COVID-19 go directly to cdc.gov/coronavirus.
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