Cape Girardeau County Courthouse Transitions to Phase One of Operations

The Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson, will start having in-person hearings again, but there will be limitations in place. Officials say Phase One operations in accordance with coronavirus guidance from the Supreme Court will start on Monday and remain in effect until at least next Friday. The first phase could be extended if the number of positive coronavirus cases rises above the current level or go back to Phase Zero or close entirely. Some of the operations of the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse under Phase One include, No one exhibiting coronavirus symptoms or who has been exposed to an individual exhibiting those symptoms may enter the court facility, staff will be positioned at every public entrance to deny any person who is prohibited by the order from entering the court facility and besides from court personnel, only litigants, witnesses and attorneys will be allowed to be in the facility and family members and supporters must remain outside, among others. Back on September 17, 2020 in-person hearings were suspended and the courthouse started operating under Phase Zero after one or more court employees tested positive for the coronavirus.


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