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Masks will be required at Pitt County Courthouse

Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 2:02 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Sheriff deputies will soon be telling people to "mask up" at one Eastern Carolina courthouse.

Starting at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, visitors and workers at the Pitt County Courthouse will have to wear a face covering.

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Marvin Blount said his order remains in effect until further notice.

Those visiting the courthouse are encouraged to bring their own face covering, but a mask will be provided to those who don’t have one.

The order says deputies and security personnel can deny entry or remove those who do not comply.

Face coverings are not required in the following circumstances:

• For people whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering

• For those who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical or behavioral condition

• While dining or eating or consuming food or beverage

• In courthouse offices or workstations provided that six feet social distancing can be maintained

• When complying with directions of law enforcement officers

• While conducting official business where the wearing of a face covering impedes communications, or is not feasible, or as directed by the presiding judge or judicial official

You can read Judge Blount’s order by clicking here.

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