On July 21, 2021, the Las Vegas Municipal Court filed an order in the continuing matter of the Las Vegas Municipal Court procedures regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19). See Judicial Administrative Order 2.58.
Effective 7/21/2021, Judicial Administrative Order 2.58 addresses matters related to mandatory face coverings. A synopsis of the contents follows:
- Mandatory Face Coverings – Municipal Court employees, attorneys and members of the public must wear face coverings that cover their noses and mouths. Face coverings must be worn at all times while in the Las Vegas Municipal Court and while in any security screening line to enter the City of Las Vegas Municipal Courthouse.
- All Court employees must cover their noses and mouths with face coverings while at work unless they are alone in their unshared work space. This includes all common areas of the facility, back hallways, elevators, shared restrooms and break rooms unless they are dining.
- If the Judge expressly allows, an exception may be had if necessary for communication during a court proceeding as long as the participant or attorney is speaking at the courtroom podium, a witness seat or the Judge at his or her bench, and as long as appropriate distance of at least six feet or greater can be maintained.
- Children under the age of two and individuals who are unable to remove the face covering without assistance do not have to comply with the above-referenced face covering directives. Individuals who are unable to wear a face covering should make arrangements to appear by alternative means.
- Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth at all times. Face coverings with vents, bandanas, or face coverings made out of mesh are not permitted. Face shields may be worn with a mask as added protection, but may not be worn alone. Face coverings must be worn regardless of vaccination status.
All other Judicial Administrative Orders relative to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) have been rescinded including:
- JO 2.55
- JO 2.56