Another metro Atlanta courthouse reinstates mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge

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Douglas County is the third metro Atlanta county to announce that they will reimpose a mask mandate at the courthouse as COVID-19 cases spike.

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The county announced on Wednesday that everyone will be required to wear masks in public areas of the courthouse. Officials said the sheriff’s office will not allow anyone who won’t wear a mask into the building. People who display symptoms of COVID-19 will also not be allowed inside the courthouse.

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Officials said social distancing requirements will also go from three to six feet, which means jury trials will only take place in courtrooms that can accommodate social distancing.

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Cobb County and Henry County officials announced last week that they would also reinstate their mask mandates.

On Friday, Gwinnett County also announced that they will require all county employees to mask up again starting on Monday.