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Las Vegas Justice Court to require face coverings for court proceedings

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    LAS VEGAS, NV (KVVU) — Anyone attending a Las Vegas Justice Court hearing must now wear a face covering, according to an order signed Friday by Chief Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum.

The order states anyone who enters a public area of the Las Vegas Justice court must wear a face covering. The order applies to all members of the public, including attorneys and court reporters. Children under the age of two and those who can’t remove a face covering without assistance are not required to comply, the order said.

If someone cannot wear a face covering for a court proceeding, they are told to make arrangements to appear by alternate means.

The following areas will require a mask, according to the order:

The traffic division located on the 1st floor of the Regional Justice Center (once reopening to the public)
The customer lobby for pre-trial Services located on the 1st floor of the Regional Justice Center
The customer-service counter located on the 2nd floor of the Regional Justice Center
The court-education division located on the 4th floor of the Regional Justice Center;
The neighborhood justice center located at 330 South Third Street, Suite 600 Las Vegas, NV 89101 (once reopened to the public);
The community impact center located at3740 Royal Crest Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (once reopened to the public); and
All courtrooms utilized by the Las Vegas Justice Court, including, but not limited to:
Courtroom used for Initial-Appearance Court in the lower level of the Regional Justice Center;
Courtrooms used for Traffic Court in the lower level and 1st floor of the Regional Justice Center;
Courtrooms throughout the Regional Justice Center that are used for small-claims proceedings on an as-needed basis;
Courtrooms used for eviction proceedings; and
Courtrooms used by the justices of the peace for criminal, civil, protection order, and all other types of proceedings.
The order will be reviewed every 30 days for evaluation.

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