From FTU re depos:
We are requesting that LEO depos not be scheduled before June 8 so the LEA have a chance to set up their own processes. They can’t use any equipment that can also be used to access criminal justice data bases according to FDLE and they cannot mandate that officers use their personal devices so they are all diligently working to set up equipment that can be used for this purpose and they need a bit of time.
The email below was also sent to SAO employees earlier this afternoon titled Courthouse and Office Update.
Good afternoon everyone, hopefully you are staying safe and well.
As most of you have heard by now, effective June 1st, the Clerk of Court will be opening their offices to the public for floors 1 thru 4 of the West Wing.
ONLY THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS OPENNING TO THE PUBLIC.
The West Wing first floor entrance will have separate security lines for the public and employees. The East Wing 3rd floor rotunda entrance is open to courthouse employees only. I have been asked to remind you that ALL staff coming into the courthouse must be wearing a mask.
Although the West Wing floors 1 thru 4 are accessible by the escalators, for ADA purposes (and in case of breakdowns) the first two elevators will be set aside for the public. The other 6 elevators may be used by courthouse staff.
THE SAO, PD AND OTHER COURTHOUSE OFFICES WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Current SAO staffing and alternating work schedules will continue as is. Courts will continue operating remotely and there will be no ‘in person’ court attendance. Evidentiary hearings or witness notices must refer to remote platforms via Zoom and not have a courthouse address.
Assistant State Attorney’s and staff must continue the preparations needed to support these court Zoom hearings and remote platforms.
Chief Judge Tuter will schedule meeting sometime mid-June to discuss future opening options and jurors.
Again, it is so important to maintain your social distancing, wearing of masks and frequently washing your hands.
ASAIC’s and Support Supervisor’s please make sure everyone in your units receive a copy of this message.
We will keep you updated as things progress. Stay safe everyone.