How We’re Staying Safe Now and Moving Forward

April 1st, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted local communities in ways no one could have ever predicted. Most states across the nation have enacted some form of shutdown, forcing non-essential retailers to close their operations in an effort to avoid unnecessary large group gatherings. People everywhere are taking steps to try and prevent the spread of, and ultimately eliminate, the coronavirus. New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents are leading the way.

Nobody understands the significance of this shutdown order better than the team at Speed Raceway. As an entertainment venue hosting birthday parties, corporate gatherings and other large-scale events, as well as a popular gathering place for the general public, we know customers at our facility frequently come into contact with one another. As a result, we knew we couldn’t continue to operate during this pandemic. 

Although we are sad to close our doors to our valued customers, it’s the best measure we can take to ensure the safety of our employees and customers, as well as everyone they come into contact with. Your health and safety have always been our top priority! This unfortunate situation has caused us to take a look at our current health protocols and have a discussion about how we can improve them for the future. 

When the shutdown order has been lifted and Speed Raceway comes back at full throttle, our staff will be responsible for implementing proper cleaning procedures in the racetrack, arcade room, axe throwing locations, bathrooms, waiting rooms, and throughout the whole building. 

In the meantime, we implore our employees, our customers, their families, friends, neighbors, and all readers to exercise caution if venturing outdoors. Please practice the health habits outlined on the CDC website and listed below: 

  • Wash your hands with soap and hot water for 20 seconds or more. Use hand sanitizer if soap is not available.
  • Clean frequently-touched objects and surfaces to contain the spread of bacteria.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose, and eyes, to keep harmful bacteria from traveling inside your body. 
  • If you have to cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow or a disposable tissue.
  • Maintain a safe distance of at least six feet from others and implement your own no-touch policy.
  • Stay home! Don’t expose yourself to unnecessary outdoor contaminants. 
  • If you feel any flu-like symptoms, call your doctor immediately and follow their instructions. 

Our thoughts are with all the families that have been affected by this crisis. Let’s work together to put a stop to COVID-19. 

For further updates from the Speed Raceway team, please continue to visit our website. We are closely monitoring the situation and planning accordingly, and we’ll be in touch soon (hopefully) about the reopening of our indoor go kart locations.