Last Update: January 19 2022

The 2022 Pittsburgh Shootout COVID-19 policies are listed below. All questions regarding the facility's rules should be directed to All questions regarding the Pennsylvania COVID mitigation strategies should be directed to the Pennsylvania department of health at All questions regarding the SAE CDS competition plan should be directed to their COVID-19 Risk Mitigation plans at

All event-specific questions or concerns may be directed to

Entry Screening

All guests entering the Pitt Race facility must sign a COVID-19 waiver as well as the normal facility waiver stating that they do not have symptoms or have not recently come into contact with someone with COVID-19.

Students are encouraged to get their vaccine as soon as possible and have their vaccine card with them when in the facility. Students will NOT be required to have a vaccine to participate and will NOT be exempt from the rules listed here if they've received a vaccination.

Face Coverings

  • Students may be asked to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible such as in the technical inspection tent and in the restrooms. Students will NOT be required to wear a face mask while wearing a helmet. Students are encouraged to NOT share helmets or balaclavas. Balaclavas are available in the Pitt Race kart shop for purchase.

  • Any individuals who do not bring their own masks/face coverings will NOT be allowed to enter the competition area.

Hand Hygiene

Pitt Race will provide hand sanitizer in all restroom facilities. On-site vendors will feature hand sanitizer stations. Fans are encouraged to regularly wash or sanitize their hands.

Physical Distancing

Fans will be required to adhere to social distancing in spectator viewing areas as well as the expanded camping guidelines. Distancing will also be enforced throughout the venue.

There is substantial room to camp at the facility and students are encouraged to, if camping, stay within team "pods" and give themselves reasonable space from other teams. Students are also encouraged to find off-site accommodations at the various hotels around the track.

Cleaning and Sanitization

The venue will be cleaned, sanitized and disinfected regularly, with frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas and surfaces throughout the day.