COVID -19 Status
All Courts of the 43rd Judicial District, Monroe County, including Magisterial District Courts and the Court of Common Pleas, have been and shall remain fully open for business.
The Court continues to monitor COVID-19 data and guidelines as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and local health care providers. Effective Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and as per Admin Order 112 AD 2020 (issued 7/1/2022).
- Facial masking in any Court Facility is optional but highly recommended in all public spaces including, but not limited to, corridors, restrooms, courtrooms, hearing rooms, deliberation rooms, elevators, stairways, entranceways, and all Court offices.
- Where practicable, it is highly recommended that all persons maintain physical distancing of a minimum of 6 feet of separation. The CDC currently recommends, “If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, stay at least 6 feet away from other people, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19.”
- All persons entering any Court Facility, which includes 701 Main Street and the Sherman Theater, shall be screened using the COVID-19 questionnaire approved by the Court. Any person not meeting the health questionnaire criteria may be denied access to any Court facility and alternative accommodations for access to court proceedings and offices will be made. The Sheriff’s staff will continue to act as the “gatekeeper” in accordance with these procedures.
- Any person who meets one or more of the below criteria may be prohibited from entering the Court Facility:
a. is currently directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for COVID-19 by any doctor, hospital or health agency; or
b. has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (and has not been medically cleared from isolation), or has had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 (within the last fourteen (14) days); or
c. has flulike symptoms or a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.