The New York State Courts Administrative Judge recently revised mask-wearing guidance for NY Courts. New York State is currently listed as an area of substantial or high transmission of COVID-19. The CDC stated that vaccinated individuals should be wearing masks or face coverings indoors, in public areas. Until further notice, several programs permitting court users to appear without masks are suspended, regardless of vaccination status.
Judges and non-judicial staff with orange cards may continue to enter courts/facilities without undergoing a temperature screening and continue to be exempt from the daily COVID Self-Assessment. All other court users. including green card holders, must have their temperature taken and undergo the COVID screening before entry. This applies to New York State Courts ONLY, not Federal Courts or other states.
The full mandate can be found at the following link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/membercentralcdn/sitedocuments/brook/brook/0999/188499.pdf?
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