Vote Safely with Masks On in Maryland
The Maryland Department of Health announced that the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, in cooperation with the Maryland State Board of Elections, will assign volunteer Health Ambassadors to polling places throughout the state to help keep voters and poll workers protected from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
From now through Election Day, Health Ambassadors will be assigned to polling places in jurisdictions that have requested assistance from the Board of Elections. Health Ambassadors will:
● Reinforce guidance for maintaining distance and wearing masks
● Provide guidance on how to properly wear masks
● Distribute masks to people who need one
● Administer hand sanitizer and disinfect high-touch areas
“With early voting beginning today and Election Day fast approaching on Nov. 3, many voters are expressing doubts about the safety of voting in person during this pandemic,” said MDH Secretary Robert R. Neall. “Having Health Ambassadors onsite at the polls will help ensure that everyone is doing their part to keep Marylanders safe and healthy.”