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COVID-19 jury information

Information about jury trials and jury service during COVID-19

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Jury trial schedule

On February 24, 2021 the Supreme Judicial Court issued the Fifth updated order regarding the operation of Massachusetts state courts and courthouses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Associated with the order which goes into effect on March 1, 2021 is the following list of court locations and dates courts will have access to jury pools:


Jury service

Courthouses across the state are gradually reopening to the public and resuming jury trials. This video tells you what to expect when you are summoned for jury service.

WCVB Channel 5 Story: Exclusive look at state plans to minimize risk to jurors and others


Juror cancellations, OJC temporary closure, and delinquencies, Office of Jury Commissioner. Additional information for people summoned for jury duty. 

Background information

Date published: February 24, 2021