Masks required for people appearing in Municipal Court

Published on May 21, 2021

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To protect residents and Municipal Court staff, face coverings or masks are required for all people appearing in a courtroom at the A.D. Marshall Public Safety Building in downtown Fort Worth. Masks will be made available for use in the courtroom.

“Because we compel folks to appear in our court and for the protection of them and our staff, we will continue to require people to wear a face covering or mask when they appear in Fort Worth Municipal Courts,” said Chief Judge Danny Rodgers. “To be clear, you may enter the court building without a face covering or mask, but you will be required to wear a face covering or mask to enter a courtroom.”

This protocol will be in place until further notice.

Masks are no longer required at other city buildings after Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting governmental entities or officials from mandating masks in government facilities. However, Abbott’s executive order does not alter a Texas Supreme Court emergency order that allows a judge to control his or her courtroom, or requirements for those entering a court building who will be attending a court proceeding.

To learn more, contact the court at 817-392-6700.



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