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.”
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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