Coronavirus surge limits local courts functions

By: Nick Mordowanec | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published November 20, 2020

 Macomb County Circuit Court

Macomb County Circuit Court

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MACOMB COUNTY — On Nov. 18, Macomb County Circuit Court announced it will revert back to phase one of the state court administrative office return-to-full-capacity plan.

Court officials, in a press release, stated the decision is a result of a “surge” of county and statewide COVID-19 cases. Other courts affected include Macomb County Probate Court and both divisions of 42nd District Court.

For now, the courts have reverted to “very limited in-person proceedings,” instead using Zoom to its fullest extent possible. No more than 10 people will be allowed in a courtroom at any given time, with social distancing guidelines required at all times.

No jury trials will be conducted until the courts move out of phase one. All individuals with court business will be notified whether their proceedings will be conducted virtually or in person.

Each court’s website has further information on these measures.

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