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Coronavirus & COVID-19 Preparedness

Judicial Response to COVID-19

Consistent with its constitutional obligations to keep the courts open, the Hamilton County Criminal Court is working with the Tennessee Supreme Court as part of a responsible community response to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable groups.


To see the specific Criminal Court protocols, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Response

Open Courts and Limited Suspension

Court Hearings During the Limited Suspension Period

Court Hearings During the Limited Suspension Period

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Information about the Tennessee Supreme Court's Limited Suspension Order affecting "in-person" court proceedings.

Court Hearings During the Limited Suspension Period

Court Hearings During the Limited Suspension Period

Court Hearings During the Limited Suspension Period

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 Information about how and when the Criminal Court will conduct proceedings during the limited Suspension Period. 

Public Safety Measures for “In-Person” Hearings

Court Hearings During the Limited Suspension Period

Case Management During Limited Suspension Period

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Information about public safety measures to be used when "in-person" proceedings are required and who may attend hearings.  

Case Management During Limited Suspension Period

Case Management During Limited Suspension Period

Case Management During Limited Suspension Period

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  Information about the scheduling and management of cases, including how the limited suspension order impacts case deadlines.

Other Court Operations

Case Management During Limited Suspension Period

Other Court Operations

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 Information about the operations of jury trials, grand jury operations, and the Drug Recovery Court.