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face mask required

COVID-19 NOTICE

Anyone entering the Iowa Colony City Hall building is required to wear a face covering at all times. At this time, extra family members are not allowed inside the building for court dockets. However, a juvenile must have 1 adult parent/guardian present with them. Although we are trying to limit the number of people in the building at one time, we appreciate you practicing social distancing while in the court building.

You may be required to have your temperature taken by an employee, and possibly asked a series of questions for your safety and that of ours. If you are having any symptoms of COVID-19, including, but not limited to, feeling feverish or have measured temperatures equal to or greater than 99.6ºF, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or having known close contact with a person who is confirmed to have COVID-19 you will not be permitted to enter the building and should contact the court immediately for alternative options.

Please contact the court immediately to make other arrangements for a hearing if you are over age 65 or have serious underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and those whose immune systems are compromised such as by chemotherapy for cancer or other conditions requiring such therapy.

 

Appearance:

In order to ensure a safe and appropriate environment in the courtroom, you should wear appropriate attire. The following dress code must be followed when attending court sessions.

  • You must wear shoes.
  • No tank tops, muscle shirts
  • No shirts with obscene or derogatory pictures or phrases are allowed.
  • No shorts or cut-offs are allowed.
  • Caps or hats are to be removed when entering the courtroom.

 

Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices:

In fairness to everyone who is having their case heard, it is important to minimize noise in the courtroom. All phones and electronics must be turned off or silenced while in the courtroom. If you are causing a disturbance, you may be asked to leave the courtroom.

 

Court Security:

  • No weapons of any type are allowing inside the building. This includes pocket/clip knives and any type of pepper spray
  • All persons entering the building are subject to screening.
  • All bags, purses, brief cases, back packs, or similar items are subject to search.

 

Please no food, drinks, or gum chewing in the courtroom.