In light of the ongoing COVID-19 surge and consistent with COVID-19 public health recommendations, the Judiciary will continue the current reduction in on-site presence of judges and staff through January 23, 2022. As of now, we plan to resume regular on-site presence on Monday, January 24, 2022, and we will continue to monitor the situation.
State court operations will continue as follows:
- All state court locations will remain fully open to the public and all judicial operations will continue uninterrupted.
- State court judges and court staff will support all essential functions and conduct emergent matters.
- Virtual jury selection and virtual trials will continue. For ongoing jury matters that are not entirely virtual, judges should advise jurors that they should plan to report in person on or after Monday, January 31, 2022. For new jury selections, judges should advise jurors that they should plan to report in person as of January 31 or a later date (e.g., February 7 or February 14) as determined by the judge.
- Certain other in-person court events will also continue to proceed as scheduled.
Managers will provide further direction regarding work requirements, including as to employee requirements to report on-site to court locations during this time.
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner
Administrative Director Glenn A. Grant