County court limited to 10 persons

Chase County Court has put up signs within the courthouse regarding person limits.

“Until further notice, no more than 10 persons are allowed in the (Chase County) courtroom at any time, including court personnel and attorneys,” the sign states.

“The most important thing is the 10 persons part,” Chase County Court Clerk Karen Mueller said

Also included in the new rules is what people will be allowed in.

This includes defendants, a party in a civil case, divorce, probate or civil claims; a juvenile or parent/guardian in a juvenile case; a witness in any case; probation officers, an attorney of record; a representative of HHS; and law enforcement officers.

Persons will not be allowed to enter the courtroom if any of the following apply:

—You have any symptoms of an infectious respiratory illness, which includes fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath

—You have been diagnosed with, or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19

—You have traveled outside of the United Sates within the last 21 days or if you reside with, or have had close contact with anyone who has been outside of the United States within in the past 21 days

—You have been directed to self-quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for COVID-19 or other illness by a doctor, health care provider, health agency or public official

If any of those items are met, persons should contact their attorney or the District or County Court and report the situation.

Questions can be direction to Mueller at 308-882 7519.

 

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