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Health Screening Required to Enter Wake County Court Facilities

Beginning Friday, October 2, persons seeking to enter the Wake County Courthouse or Justice Center will be subject to a health screening.

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To mitigate risk and reduce the spread of COVID-19, Wake County is implementing new health screening procedures for visitors and staff at designated county facilities, including the Wake County Courthouse, Wake County Justice Center, and Office Building.

Beginning Friday, October 2, every person seeking to enter the  Wake County Courthouse, Wake County Justice Center or Wake County Office Building will be subject to a health screening. The health screening includes a temperature reading and a declaration of any symptoms. 

Individuals who are not permitted to enter a court facility based on the results of the health screening can contact the Wake County Courts Hotline at 919-792-4242 or by email at WakeCourtHotline@nccourts.org. Security personnel at the screening stations will also provide this information as needed. 

Courts are operating with reduced capacity. By order of Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, only people with business at the courthouse will be allowed to enter. Masks or face coverings are required. Filings are encouraged to be mailed and will be treated as timely if received by mail within 5 days of the due date. Tickets or citations may be able to be handled through our online services.

Visitors and staff are required to read and answer a series of brief health questions as they enter the courthouse.
A Wake County court staff person reads and answers a series of brief health questions as she enters the Wake County Justice Center. 
Wake County court staff person has her temperature taken
A Wake County court staff person has her temperature taken before she is allowed to enter the Justice Center. 
Wake County security personnel reads the temperature of the court staff person.
A member of Wake County security reads the temperature of a Wake County court staff person. 
Visitors and staff are required to read and answer health questions before being allowed to enter the courthouse.
Visitors and staff are required to read and answer a series of brief health questions before they enter the courthouse or justice center.