July 14, 2020 1:22 PM
Weekend Jail Time Suspended
Effective immediately all defendants required to report to serve their jail sentence on weekends will be suspended. The dates to report will be suspended through at least September 30, 2020 and will have to be rescheduled.
Inmate Transport Suspended
Effective immediately transport of inmates from the jail for in person hearings is suspended. The suspension of transport of inmates will be through at least September 25, 2020.
The reason for these summary actions relates to the Shawnee County DOC experiencing an increase in COVID cases, and the corresponding need for testing and quarantine.
Shawnee County Courts Are Open With Restrictions
Shawnee County Courts are open with restrictions. Access to hearings are restricted to: Attorneys, parties in cases, people who have been requested to appear, and people who have an appointment. No more than 10 people are allowed to be present in one location at a time
Everyone must maintain a distance of 6 feet apart and wear a facemask until the judge allows removal.
Order Requiring Face Covering and Social Distancing For Court Business
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Shawnee County Health Department continue to recommend that all persons wear face masks and maintain social distancing of at least six feet from all other persons in order to control the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
Order Requiring Face Covering and Social Distancing For Court Business (PDF).
Hearings on Orders of Isolation or Quarantine
Division 3 is handling hearings on orders of isolation or quarantine. We have the capability to conduct remote or in-person hearings on the record as circumstances require. If you need to make arrangements for a hearing on an order of isolation or quarantine under K.S.A. 65-129c, please call Division 3 at 785-251-6320 to speak to the AA.
Order Releasing Witnesses Subpoenaed and Jurors Summoned for any Proceedings Which had been Scheduled to Begin Prior to May 1, 2020 and Continued by Supreme Court COVID-19 Order
Administrative Order 20-03 Releasing Witnesses Subpoenaed and Jurors Summoned for any Proceedings Which had been Scheduled to Begin Prior to May 1, 2020 and Continued by Supreme Court COVID-19 Order(PDF).
Order outlining Court Services Officers responsibilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Administrative Order 20-02 Regarding Court Services Officers and Reporting During COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF).
Order Outlining daily operations of the court during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Administrative Order 20-01 Court Operations During During COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF).