How Duval County plans to keep people safe during election season

How Duval County plans to keep people safe during election season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Some polling sites in Duval County are also serving as COVID-19 testing sites.

Action News Jax Courtney Cole reached out to the Supervisor of Elections to learn what their plans are to keep testing and voting sites up-and-running, safely.

Hear the details on CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax at 6.

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Duval County Supervisor of Elections told Action News Jax:

  • They will be keeping voters and  Poll Workers safe by following CDC protocols just like we did during March election.
  • All workers will be pre-screened on election day - have their temperature taken and asked a series of questions to make sure they are fine and ready for work.
  • The Supervisor of Elections has hired an extra worker for every precinct and Early Voting site whose job will be to sanitize and clean all contact surfaces including the booths.
  • There are currently 4 sites that are being used for COVID-19 testing and for voting:

Hogan says he, as well as his staff,  have already met on site with the City’s EOC office and testing officials at the two sites; Legends and Oceanway Community Centers, to coordinate the access for the voters and those citizens who are visiting the site to be tested.