A seasonal employee at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office has tested positive for COVID-19, Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link said over the weekend.
The employee no longer works at the office. His last day was on Tuesday and he left on Wednesday as soon as he arrived, according to Sartory Link.
She adds that the entire department and anyone else who came into contact with the infected individual was sent home to work and will be tested before returning to the office.
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Sartory Link explains that so far, no one else on the staff is having symptoms. In addition, the office has undergone a thorough cleaning and disinfecting.
Last March, Supervisor of Elections offices across the state were stocked with hand sanitizer, extra soap and disinfectant wipes, in an effort to keep voters and poll workers safe during the voting process.
Despite the preparations and precautions, Sartory Link continues to encourage voters to consider requesting a vote-by-mail ballot.