Winnebago County Courts Resume In Person Proceedings

Winnebago County Courts are
now resuming court proceedings in person, but with limited capacity. Chief
Judge Barbara H. Key signed an order approving a COVID-19 Circuit Court
Operating Plan for Winnebago
which includes in
person proceedings as well as jury trials. The orders mandates that face
coverings are to be worn by all individuals in the courtroom, including the
judge and staff. Judges will continue to schedule and conduct court proceedings
remotely but may now conduct in person hearings at their discretion based on
constitutional and statutory requirements, among other considerations.