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CDC: Voters who are sick, in quarantine should take steps to protect poll workers

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Nov 03, 2020

(KGTV) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says voters who may be sick or in quarantine due to COVID-19 on Election Day should take steps when breaking quarantine to vote.

The agency says that any COVID-19 patients who head out to vote should ear a mask, stay at least six feet away from others, wash their hands and use hand sanitizer before and after voting, and let poll workers know that they are sick when arriving at the polling location.

"Voters have the right to vote, regardless of whether they are sick or in quarantine. Voters who are sick or in quarantine should take steps to protect poll workers and other voters," the CDC says.

The CDC also recommended that patients bring their own supplies to vote, including pens and sample ballots or registration forms.

The CDC's recommendations for all voters can be read online.