Client Alert

Face masks must be worn in federal court in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

By: Carlos Rodriguez-Vidal, Esq.

May 12, 2020

The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico announced that, effective May 11, 2020, all employees and visitors, including but not limited to members of the bar, press and public, will be required to wear a face mask or face covering the nose and mouth areas of the face while in the premises of the Clemente Ruiz Nazario United States Courthouse and the Federico Degetau Federal Office Building in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico. This measure is part of a broader policy adopted by the Facilities Security Committee of the Federal Office Building in Hato Rey.
            The areas where the masks must be worn include, among other areas, courtrooms and any space occupied by the district court, as well as areas around the courtrooms, including, interior corridors within the courthouse, atrium, halls, public areas, passageways, stairways and elevators;  the Intake Area of the Clerk's Office, lobbies and other public areas.

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