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Temperature screening to be required for county courthouse entry

Temperature checks will soon be required for entry to the Lycoming County Courthouse, starting Aug. 10.

Full news release from Lycoming County:

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the 29th Judicial District Operations During Judicial Emergency – Sixth Order dated August 6, 2020, temperature screening is required for all persons (potential Jurors, Courthouse visitors, and employees) entering the Lycoming County Courthouse.

Those persons whose temperature exceeds the screening limit of 100.4⁰F will be directed to a waiting area within the Courthouse lobby for secondary temperature screening.

Those persons whose temperature is lower than 100.4⁰F will be permitted to continue on to their destination within the Courthouse. Those persons whose temperature is 100.4⁰F or higher will be denied entry, and a Sheriff’s Deputy will direct those persons whose temperature remains higher than 100.4⁰F as to their next steps based on reason for entry to the Courthouse.

The Lycoming County Board of Commissioners continue to require that all members of the public that enter any county government facilities wear a facemask. Additionally, all employees are required to wear a facemask in all common areas and when dealing directly with members of the public or working in close proximity with co-workers. It is important to emphasize that face masks are not a substitute for social distancing. The practice of social distancing, coughing/sneezing into the elbow, and the regular washing of hands will continue to be practiced by all county employees and members of the public. The prudently responsible actions that we take and the positive attitude with which we face these challenging times will define our success.

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