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Possible Covid-19 Exposure at the polls in Putnam Valley on Election Day

A poll worker who worked at the Putnam Valley High School on Election Day, November 3, 2020 from 5am-9pm has tested positive for COVID-19.

The positive individual had been following all safety measures including mask wearing, sanitizing and distancing, therefore the risk to voters present during this time is considered minimal.

However, if you visited this location on Election Day please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills,

shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Contact your physician with any concerns.

PCDOH is working with the Board of Elections to notify poll workers and other individuals that had sustained contact with the positive case. All proper cleaning and disinfection of the location was completed according to health and safety guidelines.

Please visit our website for testing information www.putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus

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