Construction of the COVID-19 Screening and Security Zone at entrance to the Guma Hustisia is set to be completed next week.
According to one of the workers on site, they anticipate the project will be completed by next Monday.
The Supreme Court on the first floor remains closed due to its close proximity to the ongoing construction work.
In a press release from the Commonwealth Judiciary Administrative Office, construction of the SSZ was originally set for completion by mid-January 2021.
The SSZ is being built using federal funds provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act. The Judiciary received its allocation of CARES Act funds back in June 2020.
According to Saipan Tribune archives, the CNMI Judiciary has reopened two of the six courtrooms of the Guma Hustisia, two years since they were closed back in 2018.
Since mid-January, the Superior Court has been using courtrooms 202 and 205 of the Guma Hustisa, in line with the court’s deadline to fully reopen the courthouse to the public by June this year.