Coronavirus: LA County Judges to Wear Face Masks by Order of the Presiding Judge
Every Los Angeles Judge has been issued two face masks, to reduce the possibility of transmission
May 12, 2020
It may appear like a scene out of a movie. But for the foreseeable future, Los Angeles County Superior Court judges will be wearing face masks, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. This by order of the presiding judge, Kevin C. Brazile.
The good news is the Courts are preparing to reopen. They have been closed to the public since March 15th, 2020.
‚ÄúThe Court is committed to protecting the health and safety of the public, attorneys, justice partners, judicial officers and employees,‚ÄĚ Presiding Judge Brazile said. ‚ÄúMost medical and healthcare experts recommend the use of face coverings during this pandemic. Paired with the protocols for social distancing, we can help to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our courthouses and communities.‚ÄĚ
The Court has provided each judicial officer and employees with two face masks to use while at their courthouses. Court employees also are required to wear face coverings.
‚ÄúBy mandating that bench officers wear face coverings, we will also decrease the chances of an asymptomatic Judge or Commissioner spreading the virus to others,‚ÄĚ Presiding Judge Brazile said.