Starting Monday, lawyers visiting Orange County courthouses must comply with a new COVID-19 contact tracing program that will collect their names and contact information when they enter a courtroom.

Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Kirk Nakamura issued an administrative order late Thursday mandating that lawyers scan QR, or quick response, codes posted outside each courtroom with their cellphones. Lawyers without a QR scanner will be asked instead to fill out a web-based form that questions what courthouse they visited, when and what agency or law firm they work for.

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