STATE OF WISCONSIN
SEVENTH JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT
IN THE MATTER OF OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR
TREMPEALEAU COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
WHEREAS, on March 22, 2020, and as amended on April 15, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended, until further order of the court, most in-person proceedings, subject to exceptions for certain matters, if remote technology is not practicable or adequate to protect the constitutional rights of the citizens of Wisconsin.
WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered each circuit court to submit an operational plan to the chief judge of the applicable judicial administrative district. The operational plan was to include the requirements set forth in the order, and reduce to the greatest extent possible the risk of transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, and promote the health and safety of all those present in the courtrooms and other court-related confined spaces. Supreme Court Orders, In Re the_he Matter of the Extension of Orders and Interim rule concerning Continuation of Jury Trials, Suspension of Statutory Deadlines for Non-Criminal Jury Trials, and Remote Hearings during the COVID-19 Pandemic (05/22120) and In Re the matter of the Final Report of the Wisconsin Courts COVID-19 Task Force (05/22/20).
WHEREAS, on June 19, 2020, the Trempealeau County Circuit Court submitted an operational plan to resume in-person court proceedings and jury trials pursuant to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's May 22, 2020 order. The plan verifies that the court has communicated with the appropriate stakeholders regarding the protective measures. It also requires face coverings for all individuals present in the courtroom, appropriate social distancing, sanitation/hygiene practices, and appropriate signage.
IT IS ORDERED the operational plan for the Trempealeau County Circuit Court is approved for the resumption of in-person court proceedings and jury trials.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the Wisconsin Supreme Court's amended order In Re the Matter of Remote Hearings During the COVID-19 Pandemic (04/15/20), ceases to apply to the Trempealeau County Circuit Court:
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the Wisconsin Supreme Court's amended order In Re the Matter of Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic (03/22/20), ceases to apply to the Trempealeau County Circuit Court:
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Interim Rule 20-02 In Re the Matter of an Interim Rule re Suspension of Deadlines for Non-Criminal Jury Trials Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, ceases to apply to the Trempealeau County Circuit Court:
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED the provisions of this order shall be subject to modification or
termination by future orders.
Dated this 30th day of June, 2020
Honorable Robert P. VanDeHey
Seventh Judicial Administrative District
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