Poll workers told to 'act surprised' if asked about no mask

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The Saint Charles county election authority in Missouri is on the defensive after an email was sent to poll workers telling them to act surprised if voters asked why they aren't wearing masks creek bar St Charles county's director of elections says the email was intended as a way for poll workers to avoid long discussions that would slow down the line the email states you may act surprised that you don't have a face mask on properly and then apologize as you put the mask on Barr says the email was simply poorly worded Missouri doesn't have a statewide mask mandate and Saint Charles county doesn't have one either after the August primary the county decided that rather than encouraging workers to wear masks it would require them to have one nearby the county has had more coronavirus cases since the pandemic began than anywhere else in Missouri except for St Louis and Kansas city Jennifer king Washington

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