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Face Masks Required in Taney County Judicial Center

As of June 26, 2020, a face covering is required if you plan on being in the Taney County Judicial Center. Judge Merrell released the following statement on June 25th.

“Beginning June 26, 2020, the wearing of a mask (or other approved face covering) will be included in the pre-entry screening conducted by security officers at the Taney County Judicial Center. All persons admitted to the Judicial Center will be required to wear a face mask upon entrance, and while in the common area of the facility. Persons are requested to bring their own mask for this purpose, however, subject to availability, masks will be provided. A mask will be required to be worn at all times within the Judicial Center, unless a Judge grants specific permission to remove one’s mask. — which will only be permitted inside the courtroom where the judge is presiding.

For staff, masks will not be required while working within respective offices. However, masks will be required when working with the public and while in public spaces within the Judicial Center.

This requirement complies with the authorization of the Missouri Supreme Court, as set out in the attached Operational Directives (issued on May 4, 2020), as well as the recommendation of the Taney County Health Department.

This Order remains in effect until further order of the 46th Judicial Circuit Court.”

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