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As of June 1, 2020, under the authority of Illinois Supreme Court M.R. 30370 (5/20/2020) and Sixteenth Judicial Circuit General Order 20-22, all Kane County Courts are open.
The Kane County
Circuit Clerk is sending notices of new court dates on all matters which were
continued due to the pandemic. To find out the court date for your case, go to the Kane County Circuit Clerk's website or call their office: (630) 232-3413
For everyone’s safety, a number of new procedures are in place:
Everyone entering a court building will be
required to wear a mask/face covering; you are strongly encouraged to bring your own mask/face covering, as the number available at each location will be extremely limited. General Order 20-24, Illinois Supreme Court M.R. 30370 (8/29/2020)
Each person entering a court building will have their
temperature taken (touchless) and be asked
health questions, including:
Have you had contact with anyone who you are aware was symptomatic or COVID-19 positive for more than 10 minutes and within less than 6 feet in the last 14 days?
Are you COVID positive or symptomatic yourself?
Social distancing measures will be in place in each courthouse, with seats and pathways marked.
To allow for social distancing,
the number of people in court will be reduced. This will be accomplished by reducing court calls, staggering times for court calls, and allowing for remote appearances and hearings.
Anyone not required to appear in court may be asked to wait outside the building.
Additionally, you may be asked to wait outside the building once the maximum number of people allowed in the Courthouse have entered. (GO
20-18, 20-22, 20-24)