Dr. Lynn Paxton, the head of the state-run Fulton Board of Health, said the virus doesn’t spread easily on hard surfaces and it is unlikely that it could be transmitted from any elections equipment that came from the warehouse.
Barron said that one of the 13 are symptomatic, and the rest are not showing signs. Staff hit with the virus are mostly those who pack supply boxes for precincts and those who empty the ballot drop boxes daily, according to the elections chief.
The outbreak will not delay any processing of absentee mail-in ballots, Barron said. The county is recruiting more workers, all staff will be tested daily, the facility has been treated with a “germicidal barrier” and they are looking for additional space to increase social distancing, according to Barron.
“All the operations are ongoing at the warehouse right now,” he said.
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