November 18, 2020
The city of Philadelphia is suspending jury duty until 2021 following new COVID-19 restrictions on in-person gatherings announced Monday.
No residents will be required to show up for jury duty for the remaining weeks of 2020, the First Judicial District said Tuesday.
Individuals who receive a summons in that period will also be given credit for at least one year, a notice on the court's website explained.
Additional COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Philadelphia Health Department on Monday prompted the courts to suspend jury duty.
The new rules forbid all indoor gatherings or events involving individuals from more than one household, effectively prohibiting individuals from showing up for jury duty.
Those with questions can contact the Jury Commission at Jury@courts.phila.gov, courts officials said in a Tweet on Tuesday.
If you’ve received a juror summons, you do not have to report as scheduled, and you will be given credit for at least one year.— PhilaCourtsJury (@PhilaCourtsJury) November 17, 2020
If you have any questions, please contact the Jury Commission at: Jury@courts.phila.gov
Thank you and stay safe.