Coronavirus Information

Employee & Contractor Self-Screening

As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials advise that the COVID-19 pandemic is advancing to endemic status and will continue to exist in our environment, the Court’s protocols changed effective January 3, 2023.

WHAT HAS CHANGED

Health Screening:

The Court will no longer require Court Employees or Contractors to complete the COVID-19 Employee Screening Survey. Court employees and contractors shall self-screen PRIOR TO REPORTING TO WORK AT A COURT LOCATION by first answering the following two (2) questions:

  1. Are you, or have you experienced in the past 48 hours, any of the following symptoms?

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore Throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  2. Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or been diagnosed with an infectious condition (FLU, RSV, COLD, etc.)?

An employee who answers YES to either or both of the above questions MAY NOT report to a Court site and must follow the Court’s Call-In Procedure, indicating the reason for your absence.

A contractor who answers YES to either or both of the above questions MAY NOT report to a Court site and must notify the Division or Department to which you provide services.

If you answer NO to both of the above questions, you MAY report to work at a Court site.

Masks and Social Distancing;

The Court recommends that employees wear masks, especially when working in close proximity with others.  The Court will provide masks for distribution to the departments and courtrooms.

WHAT HAS NOT CHANGED

Notification to the Office of Human Resources:

Employees have a duty to promptly notify the Office of Human Resources (HR) of a positive COVID-19 test result as soon as practical before the start of a shift or reporting to a Court site to work, or, if at work, as soon as possible to avoid exposing any other individuals in the workplace. HR staff will continue to advise the employee regarding current CDC isolation requirements to be met for return to a Court site.

Cleaning Protocols:

The Court will clean areas when an individual with positive COVID-19 test has worked or visited a court location, pursuant to the standards of the Wayne County Health Department in accordance to the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control.

Suspension of Attendance Points will continue.  Please note that the suspension of attendance points does not apply to AWOL and Early Departure without Approval.  These actions remain subject to discipline under the Court’s attendance policy.

The Casual Attire Days memo issued January 5, 2023 will remain in effect until further notice.

As the Court continues to advance toward a return to pre-pandemic operations, the cooperation and participation in self-screening by all Court staff and contractors is required for the safety of Court staff, stakeholders, and visitors.

PLEASE DO NOT REPORT TO A COURT SITE IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL DUE TO A CONTAGIOUS CONDITION (THIS EXCLUDES MINOR NON-CONTAGIOUS CONDITIONS).