New Jersey Courts announced Friday that all state courthouses will be fully open to the public beginning Monday.
Members of the public will no longer need to have a scheduled court proceeding or an appointment to enter a state courthouse, according to a news release.
Court facilities have been closed to the public since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as operations continued remotely. Courthouses have been opened for in-person temporary restraining order applications and child support payments since last summer.
In-person criminal trials were held briefly last fall and resumed June 15 this year. Grand juries resumed in person in mid-June, as well.
— John Russo
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I graduated from Rowan University in 2011 where I studied journalism. I covered local high school and college sports at the South Jersey Times and Vineland Daily Journal. I have been a sports reporter with The Press since July 2013