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September 3, 2020

PRESS RELEASE General Division – Updated Order September 3 2020

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September 3, 2020

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September 3, 2020

Updated Emergency Order September 3 2020

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August 24, 2020

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Common Pleas Judge Will Return to Courthouse on March 16, 2020 after travel to Italy


Akron, Ohio – Administrative Judge Amy Corrigall Jones updated the media today announcing that, after consultation with the Supreme Court, the CDC and County officials, Judge Alison McCarty will remain out of the office at this time and will return on Monday, March 16, 2020.

“In an effort to keep our employees and the community safe, we have taken this time to consult with State and Local Officials and the CDC.  Our Court is following protocol issued by the CDC in recognizing that Italy is experiencing widespread community transmission of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning to the United States.  In collaboration with Judge McCarty and despite the fact that she is asymptomatic and eager to return to the courthouse, McCarty will not return until March 16, 2020 so long as she has remained asymptomatic,” stated Jones.

“We have arranged with the Supreme Court to provide coverage for her cases.  We will continue to monitor the judge’s daily progress and in the meantime, we have confirmed that the judge has had no contact with any employee in the courthouse.  All employees are safe and all members of the public are safe to enter the building.  The courthouse continues with its daily operations,” concluded Corrigall Jones.

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