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Face coverings, social distancing ordered for Clark County courts

Posted at 11:38 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 02:38:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Linda Bell issued Administrative Order 20-16 that orders face coverings and social distancing at court facilities.

The court sent the following orders as follows:

Face coverings

  1. All members of the public who enter court facilities must wear face coverings.
  2. All court employees must wear face coverings inside court facilities unless they are alone in an unshared workspace.
  3. Attorneys, vendors, and employees of any organization or entity who work in the regional justice center building, the family court building, or other court facilities must wear face coverings while in any common areas of the facilities, including elevators and courtrooms. This includes, but is not limited to, employees of Las Vegas municipal court, Las Vegas justice court, legal aid self-help centers, Clark County clerk’s main office, Clark County district attorney’s office, Clark County public defender’s office, Clark County department of juvenile justice services, Clark County department of family services, and contract counsel.
  4. Children under the age of two and individuals who are unable to remove the face covering without assistance do not have to comply with the above-referenced face-covering directives. Individuals who are unable to wear a face-covering for court should make arrangements to appear by alternative means.

Social distancing

  • Judges and court administration must adhere to the social distancing space plans as diagrammed by real property management at the request of the district court. The plans will be provided separately.
  • Court employees must ensure they maintain proper social distancing while at work and during breaks.
  • Public elevators at court facilities must be limited to four individuals at a time to prevent crowding.

The order is expected to be reviewed no later than every 30 days and remain in effect until modified or rescinded by a subsequent order.

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