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Effective August 6, 2021, irrespective of vaccination status, the wearing of face masks is required for all court employees under the supervision and authority of the President Judge, or any individuals entering any courtroom or court facility under the supervision and authority of the President Judge, including all Magisterial District Court, the office of Court Administration, the Domestic Relations Building, the Juvenile Justice Center, and the offices of Adult Probation and Pretrial Services, pursuant to Administrative Order 2021-16.

Masks shall not be required for individuals who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition.

Further, irrespective of vaccination status, individuals who have been directed to quarantine, isolate, or self-monitor at home for the coronavirus by any doctor, hospital or health agency or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have flu-like symptoms are prohibited from entering any courtroom or court facility under the supervision and authority of the President Judge.

More information is available on our
Judicial Emergency Orders and COVID-19 Information page.

Mental Health Review Program

The Mental Health Review Officer serves Northampton County at the direction of the President Judge. Under the Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976, individuals who are dangerous to themselves or others because of mental illness are subjected to involuntary treatment, including hospitalization. Constitutional standards of due process are satisfied by hearings, with notice and opportunity to be heard. The Public Defender serves as attorney for the individual. Testimony is received to insure compliance with the Act and for the protection of each person's individual rights. The Act provides for a variety of commitments and each requires Court approval.

Tracking address: Tracking code - do not email: crt19-cbbaca@shom.nccpa.org (do not email this address - tracking purposes only)