In response to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social distancing and masks will no longer be required for jury proceedings in New Jersey courtrooms. The changes, announced in an order signed today by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, go into effect September 1st.

(All jurors will continue to report virtually at first while providing trial judges the discretion to continue juror voir dire virtually or in person.)

The Judiciary also concluded its policy requiring all employees to either provide proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit results of a weekly COVID-19 test. That change also becomes effective Sept. 1. 

The Judiciary continues to be guided in COVID-19-related matters such as these by advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Jersey Department of Health.

However, as far as the Township of Lakewood is concerned, its "COVID as usual".

According to a statement from the Township, "in person municipal court sessions continue to be suspended in order to mitigate public exposure to COVID19.  For this period, individuals scheduled to appear before the Municipal Court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, a minor local ordinance violation, or other matter should instead contact the Municipal Court 732-364-2500 ext. 5988 for virtual court instructions."

"Defendants may continue to make payments for parking and traffic matters through the municipal courts online payment website at www.NJMCdirect.com.

Filings and payments will also continue to be accepted in person or by mail.

"We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time", says the statement from the Township. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They’ll think of any excuse they can to avoid facing their constituents.