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COVID-19 Information for Jurors

Our court continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and takes the health and safety of all persons seriously. We will update this page as new developments occur that impact our jurors.

  1. As of today, we have no jury proceedings scheduled in the District for any date through April 13, 2020, the current expiration date of the Governor’s Emergency Order No. 2020-21, effective March 24, 2020, and this Court's Administrative Order 20-MS-024.  We do not anticipate any juror will be summoned for jury service during this period.
  2. If your jury term has started or you have an upcoming term, please continue to follow the information on your summons to receive your reporting instructions.
  3. If you have recently received a summons, please make sure your questionnaire is completed (even if you have moved, think you should be disqualified or need to submit an excuse request). Questionnaires must be completed before we can process any other requests. If you need a paper questionnaire mailed to you, please call (800) 446-8713.
  4. Potential jurors who are in any of the higher-risk categories are urged to email the court at jury@miwd.uscourts.gov. Please state that you want to postpone your service and specify which higher risk category applies to you:
    • Experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have had direct exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19
    • At least 60 years of age
    • Have underlying health conditions, including heart/lung disease, or diabetes
    • Have a weakened immune system
    • Are pregnant
  5. For all other jurors who do not fall into any of the higher-risk categories, the normal excuse process will remain in effect. All such excuse requests must be submitted separately, either online from our website or in writing via email, fax or regular mail. The jury staff is not authorized to excuse jurors over the telephone, unless you are over 70 years of age.

Access a PDF version of this information here.
Access the PDF version of the information released on March 17, 2020 here.

Additional COVID-19 information as it pertains to the Court is available here.
Last updated: March 24, 2020