Tulsa County Courthouse Puts New Safety Procedures In Place

Wednesday, May 13th 2020, 5:49 pm
By: Emory Bryan

TULSA, Okla. -

The Tulsa County Courthouse is slowly reopening.

Some county business offices are open now and some courts will reopen next week. The courts remain closed at the moment and that has thinned out most of the crowd in addition to much of the staff is working from home. The building is still open for people with essential, county business inside, though they're still asking people to do that online or by mail if possible. The county has new sanitizer stations in the hallways, preparing for a crowd next week. They'll ask people to limit numbers on the elevators, and use the escalators if possible to reach the floors they need.

Next week face masks will be required for everyone entering the building.

"The district courts are going to have a tent outside in the plaza to have people check-in, make sure they have a court date or court need to make sure that they need to enter the building for before they're allowed to enter. We'll have some signage out but that's going to be a different process. I'm sure Monday and Tuesday will be a learning process, but I think we'll get it down pretty quickly," said Devin Egan with the Tulsa County Courthouse.

The typical security screening, with some health questions, will continue at both entrances. This phase will last at least two weeks.

Jury trials are delayed until August.