Effective January 11, 2021, the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (CJC), 210 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, will implement A.M., P.M. calendars to limit the number of people entering the courthouse and help with social distancing as COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County continue to soar.
Departments designated as “A.M. courtrooms” will commence no earlier than 9:15 a.m. and will be closed in the afternoon. Departments designated as “P.M. courtrooms” will begin no earlier than 1:45 p.m. and will be closed in the morning. (See attached courtroom list.)
Arraignment, Preliminary Hearing, ODR, and Long Cause Felony courtrooms will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To reduce foot traffic on the third floor, preliminary hearings may be transferred throughout the day to available courtrooms on the ninth floor.
CJC operating hours will remain the same — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for court holidays. Advance appointments for in-person service at the Clerk’s Office are still required.
In accordance with General Order No. 2020-GEN-016-02, all persons are to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth while in a courthouse. Persons whose disabilities preclude them from wearing face coverings (see California Department of Public Health Guidance Concerning the Use of Face Coverings issued on June 18, 2020) are urged to seek an accommodation under Rule 1.100 of the California Rules of Court in advance of their court appearance or appointment. Sheriff’s Department personnel are directed to enforce the mandatory face mask requirement and social distancing protocols in courthouses.
View the full notice here.
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