The particular person was informed to quarantine for 14 days however didn’t comply with that recommendation and labored at a polling web site in St. Charles on Tuesday, the division mentioned.

The information launch didn’t say when the particular person died.

Public well being officers mentioned they’ve contacted staff on the polling web site and are working with members of the family to find out the particular person’s whereabouts earlier than the positive check consequence. There have been 9 different election staff on the polling place and they’re being suggested to get examined, the discharge says.

As a result of the particular person was a supervisor, the division mentioned, the job duties didn’t contain interacting carefully with the over 1,800 voters who have been on the polling place Tuesday.

St. Charles County Director of Elections Kurt Bahr mentioned all election staff have been mandated to put on masks or face shields, and Plexiglas limitations separated the employees from the voters. Sanitation procedures have been in place all through the day.

Nonetheless, anybody who was on the precinct ought to monitor themselves carefully for signs and get in touch with the county’s Covid hotline with any questions, the division mentioned within the information launch.

The information launch didn’t give some other particulars on the one that died.

“As this virus continues to unfold, all points of the healthcare system are working collectively to remind the neighborhood {that a} positive COVID-19 check consequence requires that particular person to be accountable to others locally,” St. Charles County Director of Public Well being Demetrius Cianci-Chapman mentioned within the information launch. “There isn’t a extra necessary responsibility than defending the well being of our households, pals and those that reside locally with us.”