Face masks and social distancing remain in effect in all L. A. County courthouses until further notice, according to the latest General Order issued by the Los Angeles Superior Court.
To avoid confusion, as the state and county public health departments change their COVID-19 protocols, the general public, including all who visit and work in County courthouses, is being asked to continue to follow the Court’s face mask and social distancing requirements.
The new G.O. requires all persons entering any courthouse or courtroom to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth at all times within public areas of the courthouse or courtroom; non-exempt individuals who decline or refuse to wear a face mask will be denied entry to the courthouse and/or courtroom.
Individuals who remove their face masks after entering the courthouse or courtroom will be reminded to wear them. If they refuse, they may be denied services, may have their legal matters rescheduled and/or will be asked to leave the courthouse or courtroom immediately; persons who refuse to leave voluntarily will be escorted out of the courthouse and/or courtroom by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel.
Individuals are also required to maintain at least six (6) feet of physical distance from all persons―except those within the same household―at all times and comply with social distance signage throughout the courthouse and use hand sanitizer when entering the courthouse, practice good hand-washing hygiene and cover coughs and sneezes, preferably with a tissue.
To access the entire General Order, please go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/NR_June-15_Masks.pdf