By Elisabeth Smith

YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — A Yolo County election worker tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, county officials confirmed.

The staff member worked with elections staff and some election observers but had minimal exposure to poll workers, according to a release from the county. Officials said the staff member had limited exposure to voter centers or Yolo County voters.

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All Yolo County Elections Office staff have been required to social distance and wear masks, the county said.

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The county said this positive COVID-19 test will not keep elections staff from meeting the election certification deadline of December 3.

In addition to scheduling deep cleaning for impacted facilities, the county elections office is launching a contact tracing investigation, sending staff home who were in close contact with the infected staff member, and allowing some staff to telework.

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Yolo County said more than 99,000 votes were cast in the General Election, with more than 90,000 vote by mail ballots.