The person was told to quarantine for 14 days, but did not take that advice and worked at a polling station in Saint-Charles on Tuesday, the ministry said.
The press release does not say when the person died.
Public health officials said they contacted workers at the polling site and worked with family members to determine the person’s whereabouts before the positive test result. There were nine other election workers at the polling station and they are advised to get tested, the statement said.
Because the person was a supervisor, the ministry said, the job’s duties did not involve interacting closely with the more than 1,800 voters who were at the polling station on Tuesday.
St. Charles County Election Officer Kurt Bahr said all election workers were mandated to wear masks or face shields and that plexiglass barriers separated workers from voters. Sanitation procedures were in place throughout the day.
Nonetheless, anyone within the compound should monitor themselves closely for symptoms and contact the county’s Covid hotline with any questions, the department said in the press release.
The press release does not give any further details about the deceased.
“As this virus continues to spread, all aspects of the health system are working together to remind the community that a positive COVID-19 test result requires that person to be accountable to other members of the community,” he said St. Charles County Public Health Director Demetrius Cianci-Chapman said in the press release. “There is no duty more important than protecting the health of our families, friends and those who reside in the community with us. “