INDIANAPOLIS — A popular race track in Indianapolis is being fined by county health leaders for breaking the rules put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
A $1,000 fine was levied on the Indianapolis Speedrome for holding an event that exceeded capacity limits put in place by the Marion County Health Department. Large gatherings in Indianapolis must not exceed 25-percent capacity. Any event larger than 250 people must also have the approval of the health department.
Video shows the Speedrome holding a racing event Saturday night that at one point had a capacity crowd.
“The health department determined that, during this event, the facility violated the public health order by greatly exceeding its 25% capacity limit for attendance, which also calls for proper social distancing of 6 feet, and that the face covering requirement for guests was not properly enforced,” the department said in a statement.
“This enforcement action does not prohibit the Indianapolis Speedrome from hosting its scheduled events as submitted to the health department in the Speedrome’s risk mitigation plan, as long the facility remains in compliance with current public health orders.”
The Speedrome has signs asking people to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings while inside buildings.