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 and temperature checks will be performed.
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 close contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the last 14 days? A close contact is defined as having been within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes.
- Individuals 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; (3) a diagnosis of something else that is not COVID-19 explains the symptoms, or (4) negative COVID-19 test results show that a COVID-19 infection no longer exists under Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
DENIAL OF ENTRY BASED ON HEALTH SCREENING/TEMPERATURE CHECKS
Upon temperature checks, individuals with temperatures of 100.4°F or above will be tested a second time. Upon retest, if an individual’s temperature is not below 100.4°F that individual will not be allowed entry into the court building until: (1) a diagnosis of a non-contagious condition explains the excessive temperature; (2) negative COVID-19 test results indicate no COVID-19 infection under CDC guidelines; or (3) body temperature is below 100.4°F.
- 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.