17th Circuit Court
Maps to Courts
Handicap Accessible Parking
1. Ottawa Ave: Calder Plaza
2. County Courthouse
3. Ionia Ave: Ellis Parking Lot
On Monday, November 16th, the State Court Administrative Office set new standards and guidance for the Court’s Return to Full Capacity. Among other parameters, they are requiring courts in phase 2 to go back to phase 1 if there is a 14 day increase in cases in the county, and if the test positivity rate has a 7 day average positivity rate of 15% or higher. Kent County and the 17th Circuit Court meet both of these criteria, so we will be going back to phase 1 immediately. Since our last time at phase 1, we have learned many things and adopted many technological changes (Zoom, more laptops, etc..). We have also made sure with scheduling and other methods, staff can safely maintain social distancing while at work, and can work from home when necessary. These steps are specific to our office workers, and not those in juvenile detention which have their own protocols. If you have questions about in-person office time and schedules, please contact your supervisor.
The following operational changes will be effective beginning Wednesday, November 18: