Latest Update from the Fifth Circuit
The Fifth Judicial Circuit is currently operating under Phase 2.
Read the latest Administrative Order from the Fifth Judicial Circuit:
Jury Trials and Grand Jury Proceedings have been reinstated in all courts of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.
Face Masks and Social Distancing will continue to be mandatory inside the courtrooms during hearings.
Florida Courts has a four-phase reopening plan for the courts to operate while ensuring the health and safety of the staff and visitors.
The phases as follows:
- Phase 1 – in-person contact is inadvisable, court facilities are effectively closed to the public, and in-person proceedings are rare;
- Phase 2 – in-person contact is authorized for certain purposes but requires use of protective measures;
- Phase 3 – an effective vaccine is adequately available and in use and in-person contact is more broadly authorized; and
- Phase 4 – COVID-19 no longer presents a significant risk to public health and safety.
The courts remain open during Covid-19.
To keep our staff and visitors safe, we have implemented many safety procedures. LEARN MORE
We are frequently cleaning and sanitizing all traffic areas of the courthouse. Courtrooms are cleaned after each session.
Everyone entering any of our facilities in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter is required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.
Health screenings that include temperature checks and health related questions are required. LEARN MORE
If you have any questions about how your local court is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, contact us.