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Maricopa County Superior Court prohibits physical access to buildings

Access will be restricted through April 8.
Gavel in courtroom. (Photo: Thinkstock)

PHOENIX — Physical access is prohibited to all Maricopa County Superior Court buildings through April 8 to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to an administrative order Tuesday. 

Nobody is allowed access to Superior Court unless an event is required by law to be held in person, in which case only those participating in the specific proceeding may attend. 

Employees of county agencies housed within a court building and contractors or other people authorized by the presiding judge are also allowed access to the buildings. 

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If a person who needs to be present at a court proceeding has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has had exposure, they must arrange to appear telephonically, have their appearance waived or have the proceeding reset. 

All current sitting state and county grand juries are suspended between March 25 and April 8. 

The Arizona Supreme Court ordered new petit and grand jury selection to be halted through April 17, 

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