COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Other Court Operations During the Limited Suspension Period

Please see below for general information about the holding of jury trials, grand jury operations, and the Drug Recovery Court. 

To see the specific Criminal Court protocols, please click here

Other Court Proceedings

Are jury trials affected by the limited suspension order?

Yes.  The Supreme Court’s May 26, 2020 Suspension Order suspends all civil and criminal jury trials until after July 3, 2020.   

Are the grand juries still operating during the limited suspension period?

Yes.  The Court anticipates that the grand juries will be in operation during the extended suspension period.  

How is the Drug Recovery Court affected?

The Drug Recovery Court is also in a suspended status insofar as “in-person” courtroom status conferences are concerned. 

Other essential operations, such as drug testing, are being conducted with staggered scheduling to minimize the number of persons involved and having to be present. 

Case Management will continue remotely using telephone or video conferencing.