|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||Media Contact: Jamie Bastas|
|July 31, 2021||
This evening the City of Norfolk mandated that masks be worn in all City buildings regardless of vaccination status. In light of that decision, as well as current CDC guidance, the Chief Judge of the Norfolk Circuit Court has directed that, effective Monday, August 2, 2021 and until further notice, a face covering will be required to be worn by all citizens entering the Norfolk Consolidated Courthouse and in all public spaces therein. The face covering must be worn so it covers the mouth and nose. Visitors are also encouraged to maintain six feet distance while inside the Norfolk Consolidated Courthouse.
The decision to mandate masks was made because the City of Norfolk has seen a recent spike in breakthrough cases (meaning people who are vaccinated but still got COVID-19). Additionally, the CDC now has Norfolk listed at a level of “HIGH” for community transmission.
For more information on the announcement from the City of Norfolk, please visit https://www.norfolk.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5638.
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