U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia: July 30,2021 Masks are back

The U,S, District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has reinstituted its mask and social distancing policy. I expect other Federal Courts to follow suit shortly.

http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov
ALEXANDRIA ◊ NEWPORT NEWS ◊ NORFOLK ◊ RICHMOND

07/30/2021

Memorandum
Dear Counsel:

Consistent with recently updated CDC guidance, the increase in community transmission of the COVID-19 Delta variant supports adopting a mandatory masking policy in our Courthouses and Court facilities for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. In addition to masking, six feet of social distancing will continue to be required, and the previously adopted discretionary three-foot distancing rule applicable to jury trials and grand jury proceedings is withdrawn.

For more detailed information, please see General Order 2021-11 In re: UPDATED MASK AND DISTANCING POLICY

Fernando Galindo
Clerk of Court

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