CARROLL COUNTY, Mo. — Phase 3 of operation will take effect June 13 for the 8th judicial circuit courts of Carroll and Ray counties.
The courts have created a list of people who are not allowed inside the facilities along with restrictions for those allowed inside.
- Persons who have traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;
- Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has
traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;
- Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital or
- Persons who have tested positive, been diagnosed with, or have had contact
with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
- Persons with fevers, or unexplained coughs, shortness of breath, or loss of
smell or taste; and
- Persons prohibited entry to the courthouse as determined by the county
Appropriate levels of screening, as determined from time to time as local conditions warrant, will be implemented. Such screening may include temperature checks and screening questions.
Other restrictions include:
- Strict social distancing protocols of six-foot distances between persons will be
observed at all times. Tape or other visible means will be used to demark six-foot
distances where practical.
- All persons entering Court premises will be provided, and shall use, hand sanitizer.
- Appropriate masks or face coverings shall be used by all persons entering the Court
facilities as regulated by local authorities governing the courthouse facility. If a
mask/face covering is required by a local governing authority, one will be provided
to those who do not have one. Persons desiring to wear masks or face coverings
when not required by this Order may do so, but such mask/face covering must be
appropriate for Court decorum. Whether or not a chosen mask/covering is
appropriate shall be in the sole discretion of the judge presiding over the proceeding.
- Only attorneys, parties, witnesses, victims, court personnel and support staff, and
other individuals necessary to the proceedings will be allowed in a courtroom for inperson regularly scheduled law day proceedings.
- Litigants, witnesses, victims, attorneys, and other individuals involved in court
proceedings who are 65 years or older or individuals with underlying medical
conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including those who suffer from
chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune
disorders, obesity, diabetes, or chronic kidney or liver disease, will be allowed to
participate in the proceedings by teleconferencing and video conferencing.
- Persons granted access to Court premises but refusing to comply with social
distancing, sanitation or mask/face covering standards will be removed from Court
premises by security staff.