IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION
The Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we have developed a plan to uphold your health and safety while serving. We are following applicable guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The health and safety measures at the Justice Center include:
- Significantly reducing the number of jurors asked to report for jury service.
- Employees and all members of the public are required to wear facial coverings within the Justice Center. Please bring your own mask if you have one, so that we may conserve our supplies.
- Social distancing has been implemented throughout the Justice Center with floor and seat guides as well as restrictions on how many people can be on an elevator at one time.
- We have increased the amount of routine cleaning, with a focus on high-touch surfaces and common areas, including the jury assembly room, elevators, courtrooms, and restrooms.
Under normal circumstances, jury duty can be an inconvenience to daily life - and these are atypical times. That said, a famous quotation from John Adams, states, “Representative government and trial by jury are the heart and lungs of liberty.” Despite the changes to everyday life from COVID-19, the duty still exists to ensure access to the courts. The right to a jury trial is a fundamental constitutional element in our form of government.
On behalf of the 7th Judicial District we thank you in advance for your service as a juror.