Governor Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order may affect your reporting instructions. Please check your status before reporting for jury service. You may check your status through one of the following options:
In March 2020, the Riverside Superior Court discontinued summoning jurors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to constitutional requirements the Court will begin to summon jurors for appearance dates beginning in mid-June 2020 and anticipates that a limited number of trials will start at that time. Cases with constitutional and statutory timeframes approaching will have priority.
The Court remains committed to keeping jurors, attorneys, staff and all other court users safe and has worked with the Riverside County Public Health Officer to develop protocols designed to protect the health and safety of jurors. These protocols include:
If you receive a summons in the mail, please do not discard it. If you are summoned on or after June 15, 2020, you may check your status or request a postponement through one of the following options:
DO NOT REPORT FOR JURY SERVICE IF:
(1) You have been diagnosed with or are likely to have COVID-19
(2) You are currently scheduled to test for COVID-19 or you are awaiting test results
(3) You have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19 or
(4) You are feeling ill and experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including but not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle body ache, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Instead, please contact our office so that your service may be postponed.