San Diego Superior Court to Require Facial Coverings in All Courthouses

Facial coverings are required effective immediately for the South County courthouse and on Monday, August 23, for all other locations

Aug 18,2021
COVID-19 Update

Due to the increase in COVID-19 transmission across the county, the San Diego Superior Court is reinstating a facial covering requirement for all court visitors and employees, regardless of vaccination status.

Facial coverings will be required immediately at the South County courthouse as the Court was recently notified of five positive COVID-19 test results at the facility. The facial covering requirement will phase in at all other court facilities on Monday, August 23, as the Court continues to safely provide access to justice.

Those who are not feeling well or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and seek assistance online, by telephone or via mail.

Hand sanitizer stations remain widely available in public spaces within the courthouses. As recommended, higher-rated MERV-13 (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) filters have been installed at all facilities to reduce airborne particles and fresh air circulation has been increased throughout the court facilities where possible. The Court continues to implement increased cleaning of all high-touch areas in the courthouses, including door handles and elevator buttons.

Online and remote services remain available and have been increased wherever possible, including a new Court website introduced earlier this month and online chat support for Traffic and Probate case types. Online chat support for Family cases is expected to be introduced later this month.

For more about the Court’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov/coronavirus.