Summit County Common Pleas Court General Division Plan for Addressing COVID-19 – Update

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UPDATED EMERGENCY ORDER IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS JULY 29, 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Are face masks/coverings required?
    • Yes, a face covering must always be worn in the Courthouse. You should bring your own mask to the Courthouse. You will also be provided with an additional by the Court, if necessary.
  • What should I do if a medical condition prevents me from wearing a mask?
    • You should contact the Jury Department at 330-643-2269 before your report
  • What is the Court doing to ensure safety of the public?
    • Health screening may take place for admittance into the Courthouse.
    • Masks are required in the Courthouse.
    • Physical distancing will be observed in all areas, including security screening, jury assembly, courtrooms, deliberation areas, and elevators.
    • A deep cleaning/sanitization of the Courthouse will be completed early each morning and throughout the day.
    • Juror check-in and voir dire procedures have been modified to minimize personal contact.
  • Is food available for purchase?
    • At this time, we recommend bringing your own lunch, snacks, and drinks, as courthouse cafeterias and local restaurants may be closed.
  • Are vending machines available?
    • Access to vending machines will be limited, as well as availability. Jurors are encouraged to bring snacks and lunch from home.
  • Will water fountains be available?
  • Water fountains in the building may be turned off. Bottled water is recommended.
  • I need to request an excuse or deferment based on COVID-19 related concerns. What should I do?
    • Please call the Jury Department immediately at 330-643-2269.
  • I, or someone in my household, is feeling ill and it is too late to submit a written request. What should I do?
    • Please call the Jury Department immediately at 330-643-2269.