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Safe steps put in place for Marion County jurors as trials resume amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Marion County Clerk of Court and Comptroller is taking safe steps to protect the health and safety of residents who have received a jury summons.

Per the Fifth Judicial Circuit and the Amendment 9, Phase 2 Operational Plan, jury trials are expected to resume in Marion County on Monday, March 8. Residents who have received jury summons are being asked to join others in taking safe steps to protect themselves, fellow potential jurors and others in the courthouse. Prospective jurors should not report for duty if they are sick, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for the virus. To request a jury excusal or postponement, visit www.marioncountyclerk.org/jury-duty-exemptions-and-excusals and complete the jury duty excusal form.

To ensure the well-being of everyone who enters the Marion County Judicial Center, the following health and safety measures have been implemented:

  • Temperature check: Individuals entering the courthouse will receive a mandatory temperature check. Anyone with a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees will be denied entry.
  • Social distancing: Safety measures are in place to maintain proper social distancing between individuals in all areas of the courthouse.
  • Face coverings: A face covering over the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while inside the courthouse and jury assembly room.
  • Health screening: Each person seeking entry into the courthouse will be asked health screening questions to determine if entry will be authorized.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocols: Enhanced cleaning protocols have been established to disinfect surfaces and physical barriers are in place to support social distancing.

For more information, visit www.marioncountyclerk.org or call (352) 671-5581.

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