The Iowa Judicial Branch issued an order on Friday regarding face coverings — for some, but not all.
“Pursuant to CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people entering court-controlled areas are not required to wear face coverings, and thus the face mask or face shield requirements in paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Supreme Court’s amended Nov. 24, 2020 order do not apply to fully vaccinated people,” the order says. “The face-covering requirements of paragraphs 4 and 5 of the amended Nov. 24, 2020 order otherwise remain in effect for unvaccinated people.”
Judges will inform attendees at the start of court proceedings that those fully vaccinated may remove their face coverings, leaving attendees to provide for their own compliance.
A source told The Iowa Standard that when emails were sent out about getting vaccinated, they would include saying then your name could be crossed off the list.
It is believed there was a sign-up system through the link that was sent and that may be how the judicial branch knows if someone received a vaccine.
But that is speculation.