Face coverings to be required in Clark County offices, court buildings

Starting on Monday, May 4, all persons entering the Clark County Offices and Municipal Court building in Springfield are required to wear a face covering, according to Judge Thomas Trempe, Presiding and Administrative Judge.

“A person’s face covering shall be worn at all times while the person is within in the public areas of the building, including courtrooms,” Tremp said.

Along with a required face covering, all persons are also required to follow social distancing guidelines of maintaining six or more feet from others.

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Only people with official business will be allowed to enter the offices or buildings, including parties in a court case, subpoenaed witnesses, crime victims, summoned jurors and attorneys, Trempe said.

It also includes others conducting official business with the offices of the Clark County Commission, Clark County Probate Court, Clark County Clerk of Court Title Division, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Clark County Public Defender, City of Springfield Prosecutor, Clerk of Clark County Municipal Court and the Probation Department of the Clark County Municipal Court.

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“Persons who do not have official business to conduct with any of the aforementioned offices should not come to the building, and they may have their access to the building restricted during the public health emergency,” said Trempe.

Anyone entering an office or building is also subject to a health screening or non-invasive testing, including a temperature check with a touch-free thermometer, and admission is based on the results of the screening or test.

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