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COMING TO COURT DURING COVID-19
The presiding judge has issued Presiding Judge Order 2020-05 which requires any person entering the courthouse to wear a face covering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you. Additionally, jury procedures have changed to accomodate social distancing, sanitizing, and other guidelines set by the Oregon Health Authority. Learn more in our Jury Video Gallery.
Courtroom etiquette refers to how you should dress and behave while in the courthouse, whether you are a participant, witness, juror, or a spectator.
The Oregon Judicial Department provides basic etiquette guidelines that apply to all courts in Oregon.
Please dress comfortably, but also have respect for the important role you have as a juror. As a juror you are the judge of the facts. You won't be wearing a black robe, but you should dress like you are doing serious business.
Jurors often spend many hours together in close quarters. Jurors should be respectful of their fellow jurors by reporting for service in clean clothes and without strong perfume or cologne. Jurors are permitted to bring food and drinks, but may be required to store them before going into a courtroom
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