By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania secretary of health says voting in person is safe on Election Day even though the number of new coronavirus cases continues to increase.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Department Reports 277 New Cases, 15 Additional Deaths
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Doctor Rachel Levine says the key to a safe in-person voting experience is a COVID-19 kit. Health experts also suggest going to the polls late in the morning and bringing water, snacks and a chair.
“Your kit should include a mask, a pen, hand sanitizer and the COVID Alert PA app on your phone,” Levine said.MORE NEWS: Country Duo Big & Rich To Headline '(Re)Opening Weekend' At PNC Park
Doctor Levine says much of the rise in coronavirus cases can be attributed to poor participation in contact tracing efforts.