BOSTON (AP) — Everyone entering a Massachusetts courthouse will be screened for COVID-19 when the buildings expand public access beginning July 13, the state’s high court said in an order issued Tuesday.

Entry will be limited to people attending in-person proceedings; conducting business with a clerk’s, register’s, or recorder’s office; meeting with probation; and conducting business at other open offices in the courthouses, the order said.

Courts will continue to conduct most business virtually, but the number of in-person proceedings will expand during a second phase beginning on Aug. 10.

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  1. Frank DeLorey says:

    They are NEVER going to catch up. Probate will be backed up for years…terrible call to shut the courts down.

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