Haiwaiwang, November 6th. According to US media reports, election officials at a polling station in Missouri still choose to go to work on election day after receiving a positive result of the Coronavirus. This person has since died, and nearly 2,000 voters went to vote on the day of his post.
US “Capitol Hill” reported on the 5th that this person was an election supervisor at a polling station and worked in the local St. Charles County. The county public health department stated that the official tested positive for the new coronavirus on October 30 and was advised to undergo a 14-day quarantine. However, this person “still failed to follow the advice” and went to work at a polling station on election day.
It is understood that when this person was on duty, a total of 1,858 voters went to vote. Although health officials stated that this person’s duties “generally” do not include close contact with voters or handling reusable equipment, but they still remind relevant people to “closely monitor” whether they have symptoms similar to COVID-19. St.
Charles County did not release the person’s name, age, gender, and other information, nor did it state the exact cause of his later death. Local health officials have contacted the polling station to confirm the person’s whereabouts after testing positive, and 9 staff members in the station have also been urged to be tested.
The Associated Press reported in September that the implementation of the epidemic prevention work at the polling stations in St. Charles County was not in place. Local election officials once sent an email to polling staff, saying: “If you are found not wearing masks by voters when you work, be surprised, apologize to each other and put them on as soon as possible.
Before voters leave, you must wear masks correctly, and every time Do this every time a voter reminds you.” On the 5th local time, Missouri added 3,553 confirmed cases and 18 new deaths. At present, the state’s test positive rate has reached 15.2%.