Coronavirus Resources

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the United States and now into Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is asking employers and agencies open to the public to help prevent further spread of the disease.

ODH recommends that courts should:

  • Emphasize respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees at all times;
  • Encourage employees with symptoms of acute respiratory illness to stay home and to notify a supervisor if the employee or an employee’s family member has been tested for or exposed to COVID-19;
  • Place posters that encourage staying home when sick, cough and sneeze etiquette, and hand hygiene at the entrance to your workplace and in other areas where they are likely to be seen;
  • Maintain adequate supplies of soap and water and alcohol-based hand rubs in the workplace and in places where the general public is found;
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces, such as countertops, doorknobs, workstations, courtrooms, and office equipment;
  • Plan for the cancelling of large in-person meetings, training, and non-essential travel; and
  • Implement plans to continue essential court functions with limited resources should you operate with higher than usual absenteeism or if critical supply chains are interrupted.

RESOURCES FOR COURTS

Jury Trials

General Resources

Judicial & Administrative Orders

Preparing for a Public Health Emergency

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

Specialized Dockets Resources

Dispute Resolution

Domestic Relations Courts

Juvenile Courts

Probate Courts

Mayor's Courts

Ohio Judicial College and National Education

Funding Opportunities

RESOURCES FOR ATTORNEYS & LITIGANTS

Ohio Courts will remain open to fulfill their constitutional and statutory responsibilities. However, as the limitations on social interactions in public spaces continue to expand to address the spread of COVID-19, nearly all courts have modified their procedures. Court operations have been limited, and many courts have significantly limited in-person interactions. Be sure to check your court's website before heading to the courthouse.

Legal aid assistance remains open; however, in person services are limited.  Be sure to check with the organization’s website before going there.

GENERAL RESOURCES

Attorneys

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Domestic Violence

Interstate Commission for Adult Offenders

Justice Management Institute

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio Department of Youth Services

Ohio Public Defender

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

World Health Organization

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