COVID-19 Virus Response for Jurors
Important:

Effective March 1, 2021: The Riverside Superior Court has resumed jury trials (General Order 2021-9) (pdf ). Please check your status before reporting for jury service. You may check your status through one of the following options:

Due to constitutional requirements the Court has summoned jurors for a limited number of jury trials. 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:

  • all persons entering court facilities are required to wear a face covering at all times. Masks are available upon request at security screening. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of two. (See General Order 2021-29 (pdf) for additional information.);
  • calling in jurors only when a case is ready to proceed to trial to reduce the number of jurors reporting at the same time;
  • requesting that prospective jurors complete an online availability form prior to reporting for service in order to minimize the number of jurors reporting to the courtroom for jury selection; and
  • implementing heightened cleaning protocols that include daily sanitation of common and high-traffic areas.

If you receive a summons in the mail, please do not discard it. 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.

Jury Office:
 951.275.5076 (phone)
 760.342.6264 (phone)