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Resumption of Jury Trials in CT State Courts

Jury trials will resume effective June 1, 2021.  If you have received a juror summons to report on or after June 1st, please respond to the notice. 
No person is permitted to enter a Judicial Branch courthouse or facility without covering his/her mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering. 

Fifteen months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the suspension of jury trials. Now, with the virtual elimination of pandemic-related public health restrictions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Governor, the broad availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the encouraging reduction of statewide COVID positivity rates, enhanced sanitization and ventilation protocols and procedures within our buildings, and the retrofitting of Judicial Branch facilities to provide the highest level of health and safety protection for prospective jurors, employees and other stakeholders, the time has come for us to restore the essential and fundamental component of our system of justice – the right to a trial by jury.

Accordingly, by direction of the Chief Justice, the Judicial Branch will resume summoning jurors to courthouses throughout the state to restart the jury trial process as of June 1, 2021. As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we are undertaking this jury resumption initiative in continuing consultation with Connecticut public health officials and in compliance with directives from the Governor.

Through this process, we will take every step necessary to assure jurors, counsel, litigants and staff that their safety remains our primary concern and that we have taken, and will continue to take, all appropriate steps necessary to assure that safety.

SOURCE: CT Judicial Branch