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Self-screening checklist for entering Massachusetts courts during COVID-19

A Supreme Judicial Court order prohibits certain people from entering courthouses during COVID-19.

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Self-screening

To enter a courthouse, you are required to: 

  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering. Visitors should come to the courthouse with their own mask or face covering.
  • Complete a screening process at entry. 

Do not come to a courthouse if you:

  • Have tested positive for or have been clinically diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Are currently experiencing, or have experienced within the last 3 days, symptoms of COVID-19, such as:
    • fever or chills
    • sore throat
    • new symptoms of a severe cough
    • shortness of breath
    • severe muscle pain
    • headache
    • loss of taste or smell
    • extreme fatigue
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Have been advised to self-quarantine by a medical professional within the last 14 days
  • Are required to quarantine under the Mandatory 14 Day Quarantine Requirement for Travelers Arriving in Massachusetts (See Guidance for Travelers arriving in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
  • Live with someone who has tested positive for or has been clinically diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results or live with someone who is awaiting COVID-19 test results
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