Effective Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the Court has an updated masking policy. The policy is Division-specific. Masking is MANDATORY in the Alexandria, Norfolk, and Richmond divisions. Masking is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED, but not mandatory, in the Newport News Division.
All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a well-fitting respirator (N-95, KN-95, etc.) or a surgical/procedure mask that covers their nose and mouth continuously in all indoor public areas unless it is medically unsafe for them to do so and they obtain permission from the Chief Judge or Senior Active Judge.
For individuals that do not have a well-fitting respirator or surgical/procedure mask, one will be provided at all Courthouses and Court facilities requiring masks and one will be available at the location where masks are strongly encouraged.