With very limited exceptions, only individuals with scheduled court appearances will be allowed to enter the Phoenix Municipal Court building. All persons with scheduled court appearances are required to notify the Court of any COVID-19 symptoms or suspected exposure and to refrain from entering the Court.
- Upon entry, each individual will be asked health screening questions.
HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONS
- Individuals will be asked (1) Have you tested positive or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days?; (2) Have you had contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the last 14 days?
- Individuals visiting the courthouse and answering yes to any of the above questions shall not be allowed in the court building until: (1) 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms, 24-hours have passed since fever resolved without use of medication, and other symptoms have improved; (2) 14 days have passed after close contact with someone with COVID-19 illness with no development of symptoms. A close contact means being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before the infected person's illness (symptoms) onset or, for asymptomatic persons, 2 days prior to the positive test specimen collection from the infected person; (3) a medical diagnosis of something else that is not COVID-19 explains the symptoms; (4) negative COVID-19 test results show that a COVID-19 infection no longer exists under Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines; (5) visitor reports full vaccination and no COVID-19 symptoms; or (6) visitor reports full recovery from COVID-19 within the last three months and no current COVID-19 symptoms.
DENIAL OF ENTRY BASED ON HEALTH SCREENING
- If denied entry into the court building, individuals will be required to proceed as follows: (1) if represented by an attorney, contact that attorney; (2) if not represented by an attorney, call the Court at 602-262-6421 for further direction; (3) if an attorney and scheduled to appear in court, contact the respective judge's courtroom.