17th Circuit Court

17th Circuit Court - COVID-19 Response

Please Note: Masks are required in the Circuit Court as of 12/3/21.

The 17th Circuit Court will be conducting both in-person and remote hearings. Proceedings will be conducted virtually to the maximum extent possible. Check your notice carefully to see whether you are scheduled to be remote or in person.

Contact the Judge’s office if you have questions.

The public will be asked to self-screen using posted screening questions prior to entering the court building OR will be screened by court personnel or security prior to entering the court building. Screening questions will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Do you have a fever greater than 100.4 degrees?
  • Do you have a cough or worsening cough (excluding chronic cough due to known medical reason)?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?


  • Do you have at least two of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell
  • Have you had any close contact in the last 14 days with someone with a COVID-19 diagnosis?
  • Have you traveled internationally in the last 14 days?

Any individual responding "yes" to the screening questions will not be allowed to enter the courthouse until they can pass the screening questions.

The 17th Circuit Court adopts the following policies for court users/visitors:
  • All court users/visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while inside the courthouse.
  • At the discretion of the presiding judicial officer, face coverings may be required in the courtroom.