IMCA response to COVID-19 outbreak

first_img“It is hard to discuss upcoming events or series schedules, given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situ­ation at so many different levels,” Root said. “We will cross each bridge as we come to it and each track will make decisions on what is best for them and we will support them.” “We are in the racing business. We are not in position to second-guess decisions by public health or government officials tasked with safety issues across so much of two countries,” he continued. “We believe it is more important that drivers, fans and track officials follow those recommenda­tions and do what they can to help flatten the curve.” “As always, the most important issue is everyone’s safety – our drivers, our fans, our employees and the people who work at all of our sanctioned race tracks,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “It is difficult to address specifics in what is a dynamic, ever-changing situation, but the decisions we’re making now in response to COVID-19 are based on the best information we have.”  “Numerous state, county or local governments have announced stay at home or social distancing measures to stem the pandemic. Most of the tracks we sanction in 36 states and Canada are un­der some form of mandate,” said Root.  While the IMCA home office in Vinton, Iowa, is currently closed, all staff members are working from home and can be contacted electronically or by phone.  Updates will be posted on Facebook and the IMCA website as they develop VINTON, Iowa – IMCA officials continue to follow developments in the COVID-19 outbreak and have taken initial steps in helping guard the health and well being of members of the racing commu­nity. last_img read more

County clean-ups continue this weekend

first_imgDonegal County Councillors are getting behind the hundreds of volunteers around the county who have participated in this year’s Big Donegal Cleanup.Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey said “the feel good factor that has been generated in communities across Donegal over the last few weeks has been magnificent.“Hundreds of people are out and about cleaning up their towns and villages, approach roads, back roads and so on. We are delighted with the response we have received to this year’s Big Donegal Clean Up.” Last week clean ups took place across the county including many clean ups in the Letterkenny area such as the Bohirrill area which saw a good turnout of local residents.The clean up took in the Loughahannon and Meenatole areas and also continued over to the quarry at Calhame.Clean ups will continue this weekend in Creeslough, Dungloe, Maghery and Fintown.Tomorrow (Friday) clean-ups will take place in Glenties and in Carndonagh with big turnouts expected in each town. A further clean up is planned for Carrowmena on 22 April 2017.Motorists are being asked to drive with extra care when they come across a clean-up in progress.Anyone interested in organising a community clean-up should contact the Council on 074 91 53900 or apply online at www.donegalcoco.ie . The Council will provide bags, gloves, litter pickers and can arrange for the collection of the rubbish once it has been bagged.You can also register with An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign by calling (01) 400 2219 or at www.nationalspringclean.org.County clean-ups continue this weekend was last modified: April 13th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more