Updates on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacts On the Court

Allen Circuit and Superior Courts have modified operations to protect staff, court users and the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upon the lifting of the Governor’s stay-at-home order, the Allen County Courts began their transition back to expanded operations. Those plans were submitted to the Indiana Supreme Court on May 28, 2020, and approved by the Supreme Court on June 8, 2020. The full transition plan, including the courts’ plan for conducting jury trials and protecting the health of prospective jurors, can be downloaded here.


LATEST UPDATES:

Indiana Supreme Court Landlord and Tenant Settlement Conference Program
Notice Regarding Remote and In-Person Trials / Hearings in the Small Claims Court (December 14, 2020)
Indiana Supreme Court Suspends Jury Trials Until March 1, 2021
Limitations on CHINS In-Person Apperances
Restricted Access To Court Buildings Begin November 23, 2020

The Allen County Courts’ current status in regard to COVID-19 is as follows:

• Jury trials are suspended until at least March 1, 2021.

• Bench trials, guilty pleas and sentencings are continuing. Some hearings will continue to take place by telephone or by video for the foreseeable future. Contact the Court or your attorney to determine if this applies to a case in which you are a party.

• Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces are continuing throughout the day, every day of the week, in all Court facilities.

• All visitors to Court facilities over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask or facial covering. If you do not have a mask upon entry to a Court facility, one will be provided to you.

• Access to Court facilities will remain restricted through at least March 1, 2021. Click here for details regarding current access restrictions.

RESOURCES:

UNDERSTANDING THE NEWEST FEDERAL MORATORIUMS ON EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES (VIDEO)

CIVIC DUTY IN A PANDEMIC: HOW ARE THE ALLEN COUNTY COURTS PROTECTING ME DURING COVID-19?

INFORMATION REGARDING THE ALLEN SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DIVISION RESUMING IN-PERSON TRIALS IN THE COVID ERA

A MESSAGE ABOUT JURY SERVICE DURING COVID-19 (YouTube)

FAMILY RELATIONS DIVISION PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES VIDEO (YouTube)

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