County courts to re-open Monday

Rogers County judicial offices and courts were closed this past week after multiple courthouse staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

Friday, county judges announced courts would re-open on Monday, Aug. 17.

Jury trials previously scheduled for September have been postponed until October.

For those entering the courthouse for any business, county officials wanted to issue reminders of a few safety requirements:

• Face coverings are required to enter. At the direction of the CDC and the Oklahoma Supreme Court, everyone will be required to wear a face covering when entering the courthouse. Face coverings must be worn in all public areas.

• Temperature check- Each visitor to the courthouse will be required to have their temperature checked upon entering. Those with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees or high will be refused entry.

• Court participants only- Entrance to the courthouse will be limited to the court participants, including attorneys, parties, victims, and witnesses only. Family members or those not directly involved in a court proceeding will be prohibited from entering the courthouse.

• Social distancing- Please follow CDC guidelines and follow social distancing rules, allowing at least six feet between you and other visitors. Elevators will be limited to two visitors at a time.

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