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The Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association Center in Whitehouse was closed temporarily Monday after a polling worker became sick and tested positive for COVID-19.

TASCA serves as an early voting location, and the center was shut down around 5 p.m. for a deep cleaning that evening.

The polling spot is expected to reopen to voters at 7 a.m. Tuesday and continue without interruption through Friday, according to a news release.

All other six locations remained open through 7 p.m. Monday and will continue 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday.

“Smith County will continue to take all necessary safety precautions at all polling locations throughout the General Election,” the statement read.


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