Duval County poll worker tests positive for coronavirus

Supervisor of elections now working to find voters who cast ballots at the Mandarin location

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A poll worker at a Mandarin precinct during the March 17 primary election has been diagnosed with coronavirus, according to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections.

The individual worked at Precinct 608, located at Freedom Christian Fellowship Church at 3423 Loretto Road. The individual started experiencing symptoms six days after working at the polling site, was tested on March 27 and received a positive test result on Monday.

Due to privacy concerns, the name of the poll worker with the virus will not be disclosed.

News4Jax asked Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan if the poll worker did anything wrong. Hogan said no.

Hogan said it’s vital to alert all the voters and it’s difficult so he’s asking for help getting the word out. He also does not blame the poll worker, who didn’t show any symptoms until six days after the election.

Then they reached out that there were sick and updated that they were getting tested Friday.

“And not only that, they alerted us when they learned of the positive test on the same day,” Hogan said.

The biggest problem for Hogan’s office is how to get the word out immediately to those voters in the precinct in Mandarin.

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