Due to the COVID-19 Virus, proceedings will be conducted virtually to the maximum extent possible consistent with Supreme Court Administrative Order #2020-6. Below is link to a ZOOM video on how to join a meeting.
MIDLAND COUNTY COURTS
COVID-19 SCREENING POLICY
In order to protect the health and safety of employees and the public, the Midland County Courts have enacted the following protections:
The public must complete the Center for Disease Control screening questions and following steps to ensure proper social distancing and safety.
- Any individual not able to correctly answer the screening questions will not be allowed to enter the courthouse until they can pass the screening questions. Screening personnel will notify the court of any individual that does not make it past screening. The court will accept documents for filing from the person. If the person was scheduled to appear as a party a court proceeding, the court will work to reschedule the hearing/trial to either a remote proceeding or to a future date when the person may pass courthouse screening.
- Employees and members of the public are required to wear face masks to the extent they can medically tolerate it. If they do not have a mask, one will be provided by the court prior to entry.
- Employees and members of the public will maintain social distancing of six feet at all times and wear masks when six-foot physical distance cannot be maintained.
- Employees and members of the public will be encouraged to practice good hygiene through hand washing, frequent disinfecting of used items and surfaces, sneezing or coughing into a tissue or elbow, and avoiding touching their faces. Sanitizer and soap will be provided by the Court. The floors and seating will be marked to indicate six-foot intervals.
Jurors are an essential part of the American Judicial System. Most people who serve on Jury duty find it to be worthwhile and extremely helpful in understanding how the legal system works. Without you, the jury system cannot work. We know that jury service means rearranging schedules, canceling appointments and oftentimes, missing work. But if you were on trial, wouldn’t you want someone like you to make the sacrifices necessary to be a part of your jury? Your public service as a juror protects our right to have a trial by an impartial jury of our peers. Should you be called to serve as a juror in Midland County, we will make every effort to make your experience valuable.
Please use the Main Street Entrance directly in front of the Courthouse. Due to the flood, the river side parking lot was reduced to rubble, we anticipate the river side parking lot to be back up in the second week of November. Please do not park in the H Hotel parking lot.
All persons entering the Courthouse are subject to security screening. Items such as briefcases, laptops and pagers are prohibited. Any items that may be construed as a weapon may be confiscated. Please feel free to bring a book or magazine, as there are often periods of waiting.
Jury Information Center Phone Number
Dialing 989-832-6793 will give you the most updated information regarding your jury service. Please call the Jury Information Hotline after 5:30 pm the evening before your report dates. This number can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is continually updated.
JURY INFORMATION HOTLINE
This is an information number only. You cannot leave a message. If you need to talk to court staff between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, please contact: