The LASC has issued a revised mandatory face mask order that prohibits the use of face masks with valves in all Los Angeles County courthouses. The new Order also requires that face masks be worn beneath face shields except as required by a physician. Children under the age of two are exempt from the Order.
Non-exempt individuals who refuse to wear a face mask will be denied courthouse/courtroom entry under revised mandatory face mask order.
The Court is aligning its mandatory face mask requirements in all Los Angeles County courthouses with Public Health and California Department of Public Health guidances, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.
Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that precludes them from wearing a face mask, are exempt from the Order.
Nevertheless, they must take whatever protective measures their condition permits, such as wearing a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge as long as their medical condition allows it.
Certain exemptions to the new rule are permitted. For complete details of the new face mask order, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/20-NTA_GO_Face-Masks_Revised-Order.pdf