County Judge Andy Eads had been in quarantine since Monday, when he was informed that he had possibly been exposed to the novel coronavirus, the county said in an Oct. 15 statement. Bobbie Mitchell, who is running for re-election to the Denton County Commissioners Court, had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.
“I want everyone to know that I feel good and will continue to work at home while I recover,” Eads said in the statement.
Since Monday, Eads has only been near members of his household, the county said.
The pandemic has disrupted the ongoing elections in a number of ways.
A polling site at a Lewisville recreation center had to be closed Oct. 15 after county election officials learned one of the poll workers tested positive for the disease, the county said.
The Fred Herring Recreation Center is expected to reopen 7 a.m. Oct. 16 after sanitation efforts have been completed. Voting at the site will continue with a different group of poll workers, the county said.