Cape Girardeau County Courthouse moves back to Phase One

Cape Girardeau County Courthouse moves back to Phase One
(Source: KFVS)

JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson Mo. is moving back to Phase One, starting Nov. 24, until at least Dec. 8.

Phase one includes:

  • Only court personnel, litigants, witnesses, and attorneys will be admitted.
    • Families and support persons must remain outside.
    • Those that cannot proceed without a support person should contact their attorney and request a continuance.
    • Press will be admitted upon reasonable request.
  • No one exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or those who have been exposed to someone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms may enter the courthouse.
  • Personnel will be positioned at all public entrances to turn away those prohibited from entering.
  • A maximum of ten non-court persons will be encouraged where possible.
  • Face masks are required
    • The court does not have masks for public use.
  • Social distancing is required.
    • increments of six feet will be marked with tape where necessary
  • Court personnel will work in shift or from home when required.
  • All facilities will be cleaned as much as possible, good hygiene is expected.
  • Jury trials are suspended through Dec. 31, with an option to extend further.
  • Matters involving vulnerable individuals may be handled via video conferences or be granted continuances.

Other facilities in the county are remaining at Phase two.

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