District of Kansas COVID-19 Information

General Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic the United States Court for the District of Kansas is committed to continuing court operations and ensuring access to justice.  We are also committed to keeping the public and our court staff safe by taking precautionary measures to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.  While most of our employees are working remotely, the clerk’s offices public counters  are operating with a reduced staff during the following hours of operation:

Kansas City – 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Topeka – 9 AM – 4:30 PM, closed from 12 – 1 PM for lunch
Wichita – 9 AM – 4:30 PM

If you have any concerns, please e-mail us:
Kansas City:  ksd_clerks_kansascity@ksd.uscourts.gov
Topeka: ksd_clerks_topeka@ksd.uscourts.gov
Wichita: ksd_clerks_wichita@ksd.uscourts.gov

Courthouse Visitors and Attorneys

When you visit the courthouse, please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth.  Many hearings are being held by telephone or video conference and may not be held in the courtroom (see Administrative Order N0. 20-6).  Please check with the attorneys involved or the clerk’s office regarding access to any particular hearing. The court issued COVID-19 Information guidelines for all those visiting the courthouses in Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita.  This restricts those who are permitted to enter the courthouse.  Please read this information before attempting to visit any of our courthouses.

Related Administrative Orders and Forms

Information for Jurors

Please note that the United States District Court for the District of Kansas is committed to the safety and well-being of our jurors.  We are closely following and reinforcing the guidelines from the CDC and local U.S. health authorities and have taken precautionary measures to limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus while also ensuring that we are able to continue with essential judicial proceedings.  Our jury team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in real time and is responding as conditions evolve.  For now, we ask that prospective jurors follow the instruction of their summons packet and call the Automated Jury Information System as directed.

Naturalization Ceremonies

Ceremonies have resumed, however the schedule continues to change.  If you have specific questions regarding the status of your citizenship, please contact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on-line at USCIS.gov.

Self-Represented Litigants

For more information on document filing options please read the Notice to Self-Represented Litigants with Pending Cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Links to More Information on COVID-19




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