AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 20/17 REQUIRED SAFETY MEASURES FOR COVID-19 EXPOSURE
On February 26, 2020, the County of Orange Health Officer declared a Local Health Emergency based on the threat to public health by COVID-19 in Orange County.
On March 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19.
On March 10, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Since then, the President of the United States, the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, and the County of Orange Health Officer have issued guidance, directives, and orders to address the impacts of the COVI D-19 pandemic.
On January 14, 2022, the County of Orange Health Officer issued revised Orders and Strong Recommendation in light of recent guidance and orders by State Public Health Officer and the California Department of Public Health.
As of February 18, 2022, Orange County has had 53 5,175 cumulative cases of COVID-19 and 6,450 deaths from COVID-19.
Pursuant to my authority to control matters before the Court (Code Civ. Proc., § 128; Gov. Code, § 68070); my authority as the Presiding Judge (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 10. 603); the inherent powers of the Court (In re Reno (2012) 565 Cal.4th 428, 522); and in compliance with state and local guidelines, orders, and ordinances, I therefore order as follows:
Effective immediately, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of court personnel and court users, all persons (with the exception of court staff who must follow the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard) physically entering a n y courthouse or court facility in Orange County is subject to the following restrictions:
If a more specific seIf-isolation and self-quarantine order is issued by the County of Orange Health Officer for any county resident or visitor, that order shall be followed instead of the current order.
This Order supersedes Administrative Order No. 20/17 issued on May 26, 2020. This Order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until 90 days after the Governor declares that the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic is lifted, or until amended or repealed.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of March 2022, at Santa Ana, California
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