Most virus-related restrictions lifted for Kentucky courts

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. says Kentucky’s Supreme Court has ended most coronavirus-related restrictions for the state’s court system, effective immediately. Minton says the high court entered administrative orders Tuesday eliminating most health and safety requirements related to COVID-19 and expanding in-person court operations. The changes include allowing in-person access to court facilities for anyone with court business, except those who have symptoms, tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19. The mask mandate is eliminated for fully vaccinated people entering court facilities and for fully vaccinated court officials and employees.