Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Statewide Courthouse Access Screenings Access Protocols for ALL State Operated Facilities and Buildings

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, anyone (staff, visitors, vendors, contractors, etc.) seeking entrance into a State-operated facility, including all District Court buildings, must be asked initial screening questions.

For infection control purposes, you will be asked the following questions:

  • Have you had any of the following symptoms in the last seven days: fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or any other flu-like symptoms?
  • In the past week, do you know if you have been in close (less than 6 feet), prolonged contact. (more than 2-3 minutes) with someone with fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, or a diagnosis of COVID-19?

    We ask that you maintain a distance of six (6) feet from the screener during this process.

    If you answer YES to any question on the Initial Screening Questionnaire OR refuse to participate in the screening process, you will be refused entrance and provided with a contact number so that you may be assisted.

    Thank you for your help in reducing the spread of this virus during this public health emergency.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in Maryland, please visit the Maryland Department of Health’s website at