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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases and new guidelines from the CDC, Judge Ellen Masters, Chief Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit, issued Administrative Order 1-60.1 on August 2, 2021. The order updates health and safety guidelines in the Polk County Courthouse:

  • Masks must be worn when entering and exiting the building and in all public spaces within the courthouse.
  • Masks are required for in-person court proceedings, including jury.
  • Social distancing is not required but strongly encouraged.
  • Remote proceedings are not required but are strongly encouraged, whenever possible. 

Full details of Administrative Order 1-60.1 are available on the 10th Judicial Circuit Court website.

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