Does the prohibition on indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 people apply to the judiciary or court functions, such as jury selection and trials?


No. The court system, acting principally through its judicial districts, is responsible for taking the necessary actions to protect the safety of court staff, court users, judges and the public, guided by general CDC and Department of Health recommendations.  The Judiciary is working to protect public health while ensuring that individuals retain their fundamental state and federal constitutional rights to trial by jury.  To that end, the Department of Health assisted the judiciary in developing recommended guidelines designed to ensure that jury selection and jury trials can be conducted safely.

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1. Does the prohibition on indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 people apply to the judiciary or court functions, such as jury selection and trials?
2. What should I do if I have concerns about serving jury duty due to COVID-19 related reasons?
3. How do I get to the Jury Assembly Room?
4. Who may be called to serve as a juror?
5. How was my name selected for jury service?
6. Why have some people never been called for jury service and I’ve been called more than once?
7. Will I be automatically exempt from jury service if I am a doctor, lawyer, dentist or school teacher?
8. How long will I have to serve?
9. What can I expect when reporting for jury service?
10. What time will I arrive and leave?
11. What is the phone call-in procedure?
12. How much do I get paid for jury service?
13. Is my employer required to pay me while I am serving on jury service?
14. Does the prohibition on indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 people apply to the courts?
15. What happens if I ignore a jury summons or fail to report for jury service?
16. Is there an exemption due to my age?
17. Why do I have to wait until the night before to find out if I have to report?
18. What should I do if being a juror at that time would create a hardship for me?
19. Where do I park when I report for jury service?
20. What if I have an emergency on the day that I am to report?
21. What is the dress code for jury service?
22. Will I have to go through any security measures when I enter the Justice Center?
23. Do you provide childcare while serving as a juror?
24. What should I bring when I report?
25. What happens if there is inclement weather on the day I am required to report?
26. Who are the people in the courtroom?
27. How many jurors are called to jury service each day?