Milwaukee County courts to begin re-opening on Monday.

Byline: Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Milwaukee County Circuit Court judges will begin hearing in-person proceedings on Monday.

First Judicial District Chief Judge Mary Triggianoapproved a phased re-opening plan on Thursday that allows a limited number of courts to resume in-person hearings. The Milwaukee Bar Association sent out an alert with links to the chief judge directive approving the phased plan and the operational plan itself.

According to the plan, the following courtrooms will re-open on Monday:

Courthouse Room 629-General Felony Non-Jury Trial

Courthouse Room 635-General Felony Non-Jury Trial

Courthouse Room 504-Domestic Violence Non-Jury Trial

Courthouse Room 515-General Misdemeanor Non-Jury Trial

Criminal Justice Facility Room G55-Overflow Non-Jury Trial

Safety Building Room 316-Felony Drug Non-Jury Trial

Safety Building Room 506-Homicide/Sexual Assault Non-Jury Trial

Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center 1422-Children's Court

The order requires everyone entering the courthouse and the Vel R. Phillips Yourth and Family Justice Centerto wear face masks at all times, except as authorized on record by a judge. If a judge does grant permission for someone to take off a mask during testimony, the judge will alert everyone in the courtroom and allow them to reposition themselves at least six feet away from the person removing the mask.

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