CDC releases guidelines for voters who have COVID-19

CDC releases guidelines for voters who have COVID-19

CHARLOTTE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out guidelines on Monday for voters who have COVID-19.

“CDC’s recommendations for isolating someone who has COVID-19 or quarantining someone who was in close contact with a person with COVID-19 would not preclude them from exercising their right to vote,” a CDC spokesperson wrote in an email on Monday. “In-person voting can be carried out safely following CDC’s recommendations for polling location and voters.”

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Voters who are sick or in quarantine should let poll workers know about their condition when they get to the polling location.

Sick voters should also:

  • Wear a mask
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after voting

“They’ve already put the little partitions up there,” said Antoinette Cody, a poll worker. “That was the main thing I was looking at. What kinds of things are in place for the poll workers?”

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