Presiding Judge Eric C. Taylor Lifts Face Mask Mandate in Courthouses
March 31, 2022
Presiding Judge Eric C. Taylor announced the Superior Court of Los Angeles County will lift its mandatory face mask order effective Monday, April 4, while strongly recommending the use of well-fitting medical masks or respirators inside all courthouses to align with the most recent Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) Health Order.
“For two years, the Court has followed the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the LADPH, while balancing public health and safe access to justice in the nation’s largest trial court,” Presiding Judge
Taylor said. “Since the winter COVID-19 surge peaked in LA County in mid-January,
LADPH indicates that ‘case and test positivity rates and hospitalizations have
consistently declined.’ These benchmarks have guided the Court’s measured approach during the pandemic. While new case reports have declined, LADPH strongly recommends the use of well-fitting medical masks or respirators for all persons.