Courthouse keeping mask mandate

HAMILTON - The Marion County Courthouse officially ended its mask mandate at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, for all except the second and third of the building.
The courthouse, following the lead of the state mask mandate order made by Gov. Kay Ivey, was set to end the need for masks in the entire courthouse, but 25th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Daryl Burt has made the decision to extend the mask mandate until the end of Friday, May 14.
“We’re following recommendations from the governor’s Safer-at-Home order. We’ve gotten some direction from the administrative office of courts and they are still encouraging mask wearing and have asked employers to safeguard employees in the public,” said Burt.
“We don’t have very big courtrooms. In the event that we have someone in there, we want to try to limit the spread of (COVID-19).”


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