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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Courts to Require Face Coverings Beginning July 13

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, July 8 that face coverings are going to be required in all court spaces.

Beginning Monday, July 13, face coverings will be required in all court facilities in Minnesota. If someone does not have a face covering, they are required to check in with court staff immediately upon their arrival. Those who have a required court visit and are displaying COVID-19 symptoms or have had COVID-19 exposure in the previous 14 days, they are required to contact the court or their attorney as soon as possible. All people entering a court facility are required to adhere to Minnesota Department of Health social distancing guidelines.

Remote hearings will continue to take place in the majority of cases. That information is contained on hearing notices as to whether the hearing will be conducted remotely or if an appearance is required. Self-help services will continue to be conducted by phone or email only.

Wright County Court Administration’s public service counter and public access terminals are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

To learn more about safety measures all courts are following to reduce the spread of COVID-19, go to http://mncourts.gov/reopening. To learn more how courts have responded to COVID-19, go to http://mncourts.gov/emergency.

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