In response to a report Tuesday morning that an election worker in Escalon tested positive for COVID-19, the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters (ROV), Melinda Dubroff, made the following statement:
“At 6:15 a.m. this morning, I was informed that an election worker from an Escalon Voter Service Center located at the Escalon Community Center (1055 Escalon Ave.), tested positive for COVID-19. We do not know at this time when or where this individual was originally exposed to the virus.”
Since opening on Saturday, Oct. 31, the Voter Service Center followed all public health protocols recommended by the County’s Public Health Department, which can be found on the county website, including wearing masks, gloves, face shields, social distancing, hand sanitizing, use of Plexiglas windows, deep cleaning of work areas and multiple other precautions.
“All 16 staff that have been working with this individual are currently under quarantine. In addition, the facility underwent a deep cleaning this morning and new election workers were brought in to staff the Voting Service Center,” added Dubroff. “The facility opened at 7 a.m. for voters to drop off their voted ballots, and opened for in-person voting at 8:30 a.m.”