Assets to assist scale back the danger of COVID-19 transmissions at polling places.
The extra a person interacts with others, and the longer that interplay, the upper the danger of COVID-19 unfold. Elections with solely in-person voting on a single day are larger danger for COVID-19 unfold as a result of there will probably be bigger crowds and longer wait instances. Decrease danger election polling settings embrace these with:
- all kinds of voting choices
- longer voting intervals (extra days and/or extra hours)
- some other possible choices for decreasing the variety of voters who congregate indoors in polling places on the identical time
The virus that causes COVID-19, is generally unfold by respiratory droplets launched when individuals discuss, cough, or sneeze. It might be potential that an individual can get COVID-19 by touching a floor or object that has the virus on it after which touching their very own mouth, nostril, or presumably their eyes. Private prevention practices (comparable to handwashing, staying dwelling when sick) and environmental cleansing and disinfection are vital actions election officers, ballot employees, and voters can take to assist decrease the danger of COVID-19 unfold.