SWVA Medical Reserve Corps seeks volunteers to join team of Infection Prevention Ambassadors


Marty Goetz, right, and Diane White, prepare the voting screens as they start to set up a polling place Monday, June 1, 2020, for the voting for Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary in Jackson Township near Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – With the upcoming June primaries quickly approaching, the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units in southwest Virginia are seeking new volunteers to join a team of Infection Prevention Ambassadors to assist election officials.

The volunteers will assist local election officials with proper use of face masks and face coverings for voters.

They will also monitor proper social distancing guidelines, ensure proper sanitation methods including proper hand washing, as well as assist with the cleaning of voting machines.

All ambassadors will be positioned inside of each polling place but will not assist with any duties specific to those working for the election.

To register for the team, visit

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