In Re: Coronavirus Public Emergency
ORDER re: Courthouse temperature check requirement. See order for details. Signed by Judge Sheri Polster Chappell on 9/11/2020. (AEH)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
IN RE: COURT OPERATIONS DURING
CASE NO: 2:20-mc-3-SPC
This Order applies to the United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Fort
Myers, Florida (“Fort Myers Courthouse”) and incorporates by reference Chief Judge
Steven D. Merryday’s Order, Case No. 8:20-mc-20-T-23, which restricts visitors into the
Middle District of Florida’s courthouses to protect public health and safety during the
Effectively immediately, all individuals seeking entry into the Fort Myers
Courthouse must submit to a temperature check by pausing before a standalone infrared
temperature scanner that detects a fever equal to or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.1
Persons registering a fever equal to or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit will be denied
further entrance into the courthouse and must contact the office to be visited in order to
arrange accommodations to accomplish the person’s business needs. Law enforcement
officers, protective service officers, and court security officers working for the Federal
Protective Service and the U.S. Marshals Service will enforce this Order.
DONE and ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida on this 11th day of September 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends temperature screening as an optional
strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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