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Kern County District Attorney's Office closing lobbies and limiting face-to-face contact due to Coronavirus

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Posted at 10:47 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 01:48:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County District Attorney's Office is making changes to their daily operations as a precaution because of Coronavirus concerns.

According to the D.A.'s office, they are limited their exposure by closing their lobbies and limiting face-to-face contacts to essential functions like processing service of motions and discovery for attorneys.

Officials said Inquiries about cases, subpoenas, and other matters will be done over the phone when possible.

In a Facebook post, officials said, "The criminal justice system is a cornerstone of our society, and KCDA is a major part of what makes the system work. As the representative of the People of California in every criminal case, we will continue to fight for the People's interests in court, and these protective measures will minimize any impacts of the pandemic while ensuring that the People's interests are represented."

For a list of phone numbers to the the D.A.'s offices, click here.