Supplemental COVID Guidelines for Observers

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

Supplemental COVID Guidelines for Observers

Election observers must adhere to health and safety provisions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and should perform a daily self-screening at home prior to arriving at the observation location. Election observers should stay home if they are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Frequent cough
  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Recent loss of taste or smell
  • Feel sick
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Election observers shall adhere to the following COVID-19 guidelines while observing any election in Marin County:

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand -sanitizer that is at least 60% ethyl alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Wear face coverings. Face coverings shall:
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and be secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be kept clean
  • Maintain physical distancing of six feet. Observers may be asked to observe from a designated area to ensure health and safety guidelines are being met.