All employees and visitors entering a First Judicial District facility will no longer be required to wear a mask. All jury trial participants will still be required to wear a mask. Click here for full notice.
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Protocols and Guidelines
Update as of Friday, March 13, 2020
All courts of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania remain operational. The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania continues to monitor developments on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on court operations.
Please know that the health and safety of court users and court employees are of paramount importance. For questions, updates, or information about court proceedings and jury service, contact the following departments:
Court of Common Pleas:
Jury Service, 215 683-7167
Orphan' Court Clerk's Office: (215) 686-2230
Criminal Listings for criminal matters, call 215 683-7505
Complex Litigation Center for civil matters, call 215 686-5100
The health and safety of court users and court employees remain an ongoing concern. Please know the following:
1. The FJD Trial Division is following the state and federal guidelines encouraging social distancing. First, fewer jurors will be called starting March 16, 2020. The large jury assembly rooms allow jurors to keep a distance from one another. Exceeding the city’s recommendation, no more than 200 jurors shall occupy the jury assembly rooms in either the Stout Center or City Hall until further notice.
2. The courts have increased the sanitizing efforts at these facilities. Surface areas in the jury room and court rooms will be sanitized once a day or more.