The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s OK to vote on Election Day even if you are sick with COVID-19 and in quarantine.
“Voters have the right to vote, regardless of whether they are sick or in quarantine,” the CDC said Sunday in a post with guidelines about voting safely.
Those who are sick should take precautions to protect those around them, the agency said. “This includes wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer before and after voting,” the guidance said. “You should also let poll workers know that you are sick or in quarantine when you arrive at the polling location.”
Twitter users questioned the advice and mocked the agency.
Family funerals, no. Church, no. BLM marches, yes. Voting (even though you can mail-in your ballot) yes. https://t.co/TttyCwLhlg— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) November 3, 2020
The CDC continues to make arbitrary guidelines on COVID-19 safety repeatedly putting politics before science. https://t.co/Z12rGQEg9x— James Todaro, MD (@JamesTodaroMD) November 3, 2020
So covid is cool with racial protests and voting, but hates White House ceremonies and kids going to school. This virus is so knowledgeable and politically active! https://t.co/Eac7rJukaT— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 3, 2020
And they can stop at a BLM rally on the way back. But if they go to church, the temporary immunity spell will wear off and they’ll immediately get sick and die. This is all very basic science. https://t.co/0HNX4XmNY8— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 3, 2020
If you support lockdowns and business closures, you'd better not ever cite guidance from the CDC again.— Rep. Tony Lovasco (MO-64) (@tonylovasco) November 3, 2020
If it's okay to vote in person while currently sick with COVID19, we're sure as hell not gonna force people into poverty to "flatten the curve".https://t.co/djx58DeLZw