The Bergen County Judiciary, in conjunction with the New Jersey Judiciary, is continuing to take preventive measures to reduce risks of exposure to and transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. We continue to handle as many matters as possible by telephone, Zoom or Teams platforms. However, during Phase II of operations certain in-person proceedings are being scheduled.
This is a reminder, especially during the peak of the vacation season, that should you have an in-person proceeding scheduled and have travelled to a quarantine impacted state as contained on New Jersey’s updated Quarantine Advisory, it is incumbent upon you to inform the court as soon as possible to allow for an appropriate quarantine time period.
Please know that you will not be permitted entry into the courthouse facilities until the required 14 day quarantine period has expired from the time of your last contact within the identified state.
We are being vigilant in our efforts to ensure the safety of all in the courthouse. Therefore, in addition to the disclosure of travel to an impacted state, you have an obligation to disclose whether you have experienced:
- Fever (A Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater);
- Symptoms (Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, loss of taste or smell, any other unexplained illness);
- Close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of these symptoms; or
- Whether someone in your household or someone you have been in close contact that has tested positive for COVID-19 (Close contact with an infected person means within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more).
Your cooperation in keeping our courthouse safe for all who enter is much appreciated.
/s/ Bonnie J. Mizdol, A.J.S.C.
Dated: August 26, 2020