Temperature Checks Will Be Required to Enter Cumberland County Courthouse

In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, anyone who enters the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse will have their temperature checked upon entrance, county officials said Thursday.

Temperature checks will be conducted using a thermal scanner as jury trials resume Monday, according to a news release. Face coverings will be required and social distancing will also be encouraged. Courthouse staff and visitors are asked to arrive early in order to accommodate this new procedure, according to the release.

Scanners will be free-standing monitors with noncontact infrared thermometers and will provide immediate body temperature.

Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or above will be asked to exit the courthouse and given a card with contact information for the courts or county offices. Anyone with a temperature below 100.4 and wearing a mask will be allowed to continue into the courthouse, according to the statement.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley announced Oct. 15 that jury trials may resume Monday in districts with an approved Jury Trial Resumption Plan. The public can view Justice Beasley’s Emergency Directives on the North Carolina Judicial Branch’s website at nccourts.gov.

To stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19, visit the county's COVID-19 webpage, which has a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes. The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.