Effective immediately, public access to all courthouses in Los Angeles County is restricted to authorized persons only and measures to enforce social distancing in courthouse hallways and courtrooms will be strictly enforced as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge.
According to the LASC, the General Orders the Court has issued are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic prompted lawsuits from civil litigants seeking to have the Court adjudicate their cases.
While some attorneys sought jury trials, other attorneys objected to coming into court during a pandemic.
Recently, despite mandatory and previous General Orders requiring the use of face masks and social distancing and ubiquitous signage in each courthouse reiterating the face mask and social distancing mandates, attorneys, litigants, and others routinely remove their masks, wear their mask improperly, and/or fail to observe social distancing while in courthouses.
Non-compliance with the basic protective measures that this Court has repeatedly required by way of prior General Orders to reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus may increase COVID-19 infections.
For complete details, go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/112420-Facemask-Order.pdf