City extends closure of John Marshall Courthouse section due to COVID-19 concerns

City extends closure of John Marshall Courthouse section due to COVID-19 concerns
The John Marshall Courthouse is closing from Wednesday, July 29 through Aug. 4 due to COVID-19 exposure concerns. (Source: NBC 12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The City of Richmond is extending its closure of sections of the John Marshall Courthouse due to COVID-19 exposure concerns.

The closure was effective from Wednesday, July 29 through Aug. 4, and has now been extended until Aug. 7.

The John Marshall Criminal and Traffic Division on the 2nd floor is the only part impacted.

The closure was ordered due to “potential threats to the health and safety of employees and the general public due to exposure to COVID-19 in the office.”

During the closure, all video arraignments and bond motions will be handled at the Marsh at Manchester Courthouse, the order says.

During this period of time, the magistrate has been instructed to schedule all John Marshall Courthouse bonded arraignments for the week of Aug. 10. The assignment of these released individuals will be at the John Marshall Courthouse.

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