COVID-19 Emergency Planning

Governor DeWine's Executive Order 3-9-2020

Attorney General Yost Opinion 2020-002 3-18-2020

Health Directors Stay Safe Order 4-30-2020

Supreme Court of Ohio COVID-19 (Tolling Order) 3-27-2020

House Bill 197


Technology Information for Continuing Court Operations

Microsoft Teams

Cisco Webex

OMHAS Administrative Rule 5122-29-31: Changes Allow for Increased Use of Technology in Court-Ordered Treatment


Press Releases on Partial and Full Closures of Courthouses

Ashland County Temporary Hearing Procedures

Auglaize County Juvenile, Probate, and Domestic Relations Court Operations

Auglaize County Municipal Court Operations

Butler County Juvenile Court Press Release

Butler County Juvenile Court Press Release and Notice to the Bar

Brown County Public Health Administrative Order

Champaign Co. Common Pleas Court Press Release

Chardon Municipal Court Partial Closure

Columbiana County Court Operations Covid-19

Delaware County Court Press Release

Franklin County All Common Pleas Divisions Press Release

Geauga County Jury Trials and Summons to Court

Licking County Municipal Clerk Announcement

Licking County Municipal Court Announcement

Lorain County Court Closed Press Release

Lorain Municipal Court Coronavirus Press Release

Niles Municipal Court Press Release 

Norwalk Municipal Court Operations

Struthers Municipal Court Operations

Trumbull County Courthouse Temporary Closure

Trumbull County Public Building Closings


Continuing Operations Plans and Administrative Orders

AMCJO Guide for Continuing Municipal and County Court Operations updated 6-12-20

Brown County Order Terminating Temporary Order

Butler County Order Terminating Emergency Health Order

Court of Appeals COOP Plan - from the 8th District

Coshocton County Probate and Juvenile Divisions Temporary Order 6-3-21

Cuyahoga County Administrative Order 3-1-22

Eighth District COVID 19 Vaccination Policy Administrative Order 9-24-21

Geauga County Continuity of Operations 3-12-21

Lima Municipal Court Entrance Protocol 6-2-21

Lima Municipal Court Continuity of Operations Effective 6-2-21

Lima Municipal Court Order on Jury Trials Effective 6-2-21

Lucas County Probate Court COVID-19 Supplmental Entry 7-12-21

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division 1-6-22

Lucas County Court of Common Pleas Administrative Order 6-2-21

Mercer County Rescinding COVID-19 Order 7-1-21

Napoleon Municipal Court General Order 5-19-21

Oberlin Municipal Court Emergency Order 6-3-21

Perry County Order vacated 5-2-21

Summit County Juvenile Court COVID-19 Order 6-2-21

Trumbull County Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court order of operations 1-4-21

Trumbull County Covid-19 Operations 11-1-21


Public Spaces in Courthouses

Office of the Ohio Public Defender Covid-19 and Indigent Defense Reimbursement

Corona Virus Courtroom Door Notice

Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage License Procedure

Delaware County Social Distancing Poster

Franklin County Specialized Docket Procedure

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Press Release

Preble County Common Pleas Court Letter to Bar 

Preble County Common Pleas Court Notice to Public 

Sample Social Distancing Poster

Sample Letter from Court to Bar

Statement of the Mahoning County Commissioners to Agency Heads

Video Conferencing Attorney Protocol

Waiver of In-Person Presence of Counsel and Acceptance of Presence by Video Conferencing

Warren County Entry and Order for Certain Restrictions to the Use Occupancy and Traffic for the Courthouse Facility - General Division

Willoughby Municipal Court Non-Essential Visitors


Jail Population Information

ODRC Director’s Order on Jails and Prisons

ODRC Jail Screening Tool

ODRC Who to Contact

Health Director's Order on Jails

Jail Inspector Contact Information

Sample "No Cash" Bail System Policy for Municipal Courts

Suggestions for Jails


Probation Department Information

Industry Suggested Best Practices

Marion Municipal Court Probation Department COVID-19 Protocol

Protocols for APA Staff in ODRC and in Probation Departments


Evictions, Forclosures, and Sheriff's Sales Information

Allen County Municipal Court Temporary Suspension of Evictions

Attorney General Opinion 2020-002

CDC Eviction Moratorium Declaration Form

CDC Eviction Moratorium Declaration Form Lakewood Municipal Court - Revised

CDC Eviction Moratorium Procedures Lakewood Municipal Court - Revised

CDC Eviction Moratorium Notice Lakewood County

Columbiana County Sheriffs Sales

Federal Eviction Moratorium

Geauga County Common Pleas Court Order on Foreclosures

Lakewood County Tenants Assistance Plan

Sample Order on Summary Eviction and the CARES Act


Parenting Time Orders

Champaign County Domestic Relations Court Parenting Time Order

Cuyahoga County Parenting Time Order

Coshocton County Juvenile Court Order

Portage County Juvenile Court Parenting Time Order 

Ross County Common Pleas Court: Instructions Regarding Parenting Time


Published Guidelines

Preparing for a Pandemic Guide

Excerpt from Public Health Bench Book


Documents of Note

COVID-19 Chief Justice Letter to Ohio Judges  3-13-20

County Commissioners Association of Ohio Coronavirus Memo  3-16-20

Chief Justice Letter to Judges

CCAO Legislative Alert - CARES Act Funds and HB 606 9-2-20

CCAO COVID-19 FAQ for Employers  3-30-20

CCAO Coronavirus Memo  3-30-20

Federal Government Resources

OCCA Resources for OJC

Ohio Public Defender Memo August 2020

Sample Documents for Municipal Court


Jury Trials

Covid - 19 Vaccine Considerations

Jury Operations Follow-Up Webinar  6-22-20

Materials from Jury Operations Follow Up Webinar  6-22-20

COVID-19 Continuing Jury Operations

Lake County Courtroom Procedures and Jury Trials

National Center for State Courts Juror Poll 6-18-20

US Courts Guide to Jury Trials Post-Covid 6-10-20