By Michael G. Stogner
I hope this tool helps you make an informed decision on what to attend and what not to attend. As a Private Victim’s Advocate I’ve always advised that You are responsible for your own Safety and Health. I have known since February 2020 that the response or lack of response to the COVID-19 Pandemic by the Government of the United States of America has been Deliberate. Google Crimson Contagion Exercise and you will see how I came to that conclusion.
For the last Six Years I have attended almost every Court appearance in San Mateo County Superior Court for x Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez. Last week I did not attend, next week Nov 16, 2020 his Jury Trial is scheduled to start. I am still assessing how safe it is to attend a Courtroom in SMC during this Pandemic. San Mateo County still to this day does NOT take temperatures of everybody before they enter the 400 County Center Building where the Courts are located. To say I’m concerned is an understatement. Also each of the limited courtrooms are limiting the access for the public to attend. Many Counties in California are using ZOOM and Youtube to provide the public access to their trials, San Mateo County is NOT one of them. Interesting you have the Scott Peterson case and Former Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez cases at the same time you have all the normal cases with only a few courts and very limited space and a Pandemic.
Remember You are responsible for your Safety and Health, I hope this is useful to you.
Best of Health