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Please Note: The guidelines listed here, current as of November 16, 2022, are subject to amendment in accordance with changing directives of State and federal health authorities.

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  • Have tested positive for COVID within the last 5 days; or
  • Have been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for the coronavirus by any doctor, hospital, or health agency.

  You MUST Wear a Mask in the Courthouse If You:

  • Left isolation within the past 5 days after recovering rom COVID; or
  • Have had close contact with a person testing positive for COVID within the past 10 days.

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