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Clark County Election Department worker tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:57 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 10:10:02-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A worker at the Clark County Election Department main office at 965 Trade Drive in North Las Vegas has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The person was in the building on May 23, 24 and 25.

Clark County officials say they believe the person wore a mask the entire time he or she was in the building and did not have extended close contact with any member of the public, but was in a public area each day.

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Officials say they have been in contact with the Southern Nevada Health District and anyone who is to have been exposed will be contacted by the Health District. Anyone who is concerned about whether they were exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms, limit their contact with others, and contact their doctor if they develop any symptoms or have any questions or concerns.

Approximately 75 members of the public have been in the building since Saturday, most of whom were coming to drop-off their ballot or vote in the ongoing primary election. About 55 County staff have been at the building during the past three days.

The 2020 primary election will be a vote-by-mail election due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ballots are being mailed to voters across the state.

The Election Department main office is a ballot drop-off and voter registration location for the ongoing primary election. The building is closed at this time and is being sanitized. It is expected to be open tomorrow.

A complete schedule of voter registration and ballot drop-off locations is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote. Voters may also put their ballot in the regular mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before June 9 to be counted.

Information about coronavirus public testing locations is available through www.snhd.info/covid.