With one week until Election Day, Erin Bromage, a biology professor specializing in immunology at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, has tips on how to stay safe while waiting to cast your ballot.
“As long as we're lining up outdoors, we've got physical distance and they're wearing masks, it really is a low-risk activity just waiting there outside. While I don't like lines for five or six hours … the higher risk is when we get closer to the actual polling station and get indoors,” Bromage said on CNN’s “New Day.”
Bromage said voters should spend time at home looking at a sample ballot to prepare themselves on the issues and candidates.
“That way when you do come indoors, the time that you spend in there can be reduced just to the time that you need to be inside the actual polling station itself,” he said.
If someone comes up to you without a mask on, do not engage with that person, he added.
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