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In Case of Illness

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SIGNS OF ILLNESS

JURORS: If you are summoned for jury service and are experiencing any signs of illness, please do not report for jury service.  Instead, contact the clerk of court to discuss rescheduling your jury service.  Clerk of Court phone numbers can be found by typing the county name in the Search bar on any page on the court’s website or by clicking on this link: https://www.ndcourts.gov/court-locations and selecting the county where you have been summoned for jury service.

CRIMINAL CASE HEARINGS – If you are scheduled to appear in court for a misdemeanor or felony matter and are experiencing any acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath), flu-like symptoms, have a fever, or are coughing or sneezing, please do not come to court. 

  • Defendants who have an attorney should contact their attorney for assistance. 
  • Defendants who do not have an attorney should contact the appropriate clerk of court office to discuss the possibility of appearing through the use of technology or rescheduling your hearing.  Clerk of Court phone numbers can be found here: https://www.ndcourts.gov/court-locations.
  • Witnesses - If you are a witness in a case and are experiencing a health issue or circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus have made it difficult for you to appear in court, you should contact the person or agency that requested your participation to discuss your options.
  • Victims - If you are a witness in a case and are experiencing a health issue or circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus have made it difficult for you to appear in court, please contact the victim-witness advocate within the state’s attorney’s office to discuss your options.

CIVIL/FAMILY/PROBATE - If you are scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on a civil, family or probate case and are experiencing any acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath), flu-like symptoms, have a fever, or are coughing or sneezing, please do not come to court.

  • Litigants who have an attorney should contact their attorney for assistance. 
  • Litigants who do not have an attorney should contact the appropriate clerk of court office to discuss the possibility of appearing at the hearing by telephone or other electronic means or having the hearing rescheduled.  Clerk of Court phone numbers can be found here: https://www.ndcourts.gov/court-locations.
  • Witnesses –If you are a witness in a case and are experiencing a health issue or circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus have made it difficult for you to appear in court, you should contact the person or agency that requested your participation to discuss your options.

JUVENILE – If you are a participant in a juvenile case and you are scheduled for a hearing and are experiencing any acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath), flu-like symptoms, have a fever, or are coughing or sneezing, please do not come to court. Instead, contact the juvenile court that is handling the case to discuss whether you can appear in an alternative manner or have the hearing rescheduled.  Contact information for the juvenile courts can be found here:  https://www.ndcourts.gov/other-courts/juvenile-court#services

  • Participants who have an attorney should contact their attorney for assistance. 
  • Witnesses –If you are a witness in a case and are experiencing a health issue or circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus have made it difficult for you to appear in court, you should contact the person or agency that requested your participation to discuss your options.