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Facial Coverings Required Again At All San Diego County Courthouses

The sign outside of the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse in downtown San Diego, August 23, 2018.
Christopher Underwood
The sign outside of the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse in downtown San Diego, August 23, 2018.

Facial coverings will be required again at county courthouses regardless of vaccination status due to a reported county-wide increase in COVID-19 transmission, San Diego Superior Court officials announced Wednesday.

Reports of five positive test results at the South County courthouse in Chula Vista means the face covering requirement for all court staff and visitors will be reinstated immediately in Chula Vista.

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The requirement will go into effect Monday at all other court facilities in the county.

Those feeling ill or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms were asked to stay home and contact the court online, by telephone or mail.

All other COVID-19 measures instituted since the pandemic will remain in effect, such as widely available hand sanitizer stations, increased cleaning of all court facilities and online/remote services, including online chat support for family cases, which is expected to be introduced later this month.