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COVID-19 and the Courts

The Judicial Branch provides essential, constitutionally mandated services for the public. While this requires business to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking every possible step to minimize risk. We are continually making changes that will ensure access to the courts while protecting the health and safety of court personnel and the public.

“I appreciate the hard work and determination of the public, the legal community and court personnel who are quickly adapting to these changes,” Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. said. “As difficult as these restrictions may be, the Judicial Branch must do its part to practice stringent social distancing while providing essential, constitutionally mandated services. The health and safety of all of us depend on it.”

We’ve escalated the Judicial Branch response to COVID-19 as the need for social distancing has become even more critical. Please see the Supreme Court orders, news releases and other documents on the right side of this page for details. This information will also be available on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Local Protocols

Local COVID-19 Protocols for Circuit, Family & District Courts

Supreme Court Orders

News Releases

COVID-19 Fillable
Orders and Notice

Court System Preparedness & Response

Messages from Chief Justice Minton, staffing guides and other documents


Kentucky Court of Justice

Kentucky CJE Rules and Regulations

Kentucky Court of Justice COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements

Kentucky Department for Public Health

When to Seek Care

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

Phone: 800-722-5725

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC’s Self-Checker

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

World Health Organization

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak