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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:16 PM

28 Election Workers in Missouri's Second-Largest County Test Positive for COVID

as State Reports Over 4,200 Cases

Missouri's second-largest county saw a coronavirus outbreak among its election board after more than two dozen workers tested positive for the disease amid a statewide spike in cases.

At least 28 employees of the Jackson County Election Board have tested positive for COVID-19, Tammy Brown, the board's director, told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Eight full-time and 20 part-time employees received their positive diagnoses over the past two and a half weeks.

Most of them are doing well and recovering at home, but two of the part-time workers are hospitalized, with one in intensive care, Brown told the AP. She believes they most likely got infected by voters.

Jackson County is Missouri's second-largest county, behind St. Louis County. Jackson is home to Kansas City, but the city has its own election board, according to the AP. Even so, the Jackson County board would've handled votes cast by nearly 200,000 residents. Out of them, more than 60,000 people chose to vote absentee or via mail-in ballot, Brown said.


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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:19 PM

1. I live on the KS side in Olathe just south of KC.

It is blowing up all around the KC area. Seriously folks -- wear your masks and take this seriously!

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