Tulsa County District Court Resuming Jury Duty Summonses

Jul 7, 2020

Tulsa County District Court announced Monday that it will resume issuing summonses for jury duty, and that it will do its best to reduce jurors' risk of exposure to COVID-19.

In a press release, the court said that jury duty remains "a legal obligation as well as a civic duty."

"Local and county officials are taking all necessary precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for those that visit the Tulsa County Courthouse," the statement reads. "However, no one can guarantee an environment without any risk of exposure."

Potential jurors considered at higher risk for complications from the novel coronavirus, or who live with someone considered higher risk, can apply to be excused.

In June, the District Court announced it was postponing most of the cases on its misdemeanor docket due to a confirmed case of COVID-19.