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Moore courts now require face coverings

Beginning on Monday, July 13 citizens must now wear masks or face coverings over both their mouth and nose to do business at Moore County courts. {File Photo}

LYNCHBURG — Based on a order from the state Supreme Court, Moore County courts and the Moore County court offices will now require face coverings … effective Monday, July 13.

According to the order, nearly anyone entering a courthouse to do court business will be required to wear a face covering over both their nose and mouth at all times while inside the building. This includes judges, court clerks, security officers, probation officers, attorneys, litigants, and witnesses. According to the state officials, the order is an effort to keep all courts open for essential business. Those entering the Moore County Courthouse to conduct non-court related business (ie. renew a license plate, get a copy of a deed, etc.) are not required to wear a face covering if they do not need to conduct court business.

Chief Justice Jeffery Bivins originally issued the state of emergency for Tennessee courts on March 13 and that order was extended on May 26 but for jurors only. The new mandate applies to all courts and court offices.

For more information, contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s office at 931-759-7208 or Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis’s office at 931-759-7076. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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