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 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 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.

  •  Anyone entering the courthouse is required to wear a face mask in all public areas of the building. We ask that you please bring your own mask. However, the court will provide one if needed.
  •  Social distancing will be practiced.
  •  The court has hand sanitizer available for your use. There are also disposable gloves available upon request.
  •  An enhanced cleaning process is in place. The courthouse air handling units are set to ensure maximum fresh air intake, air filtration, and air exchanges.

We continue to monitor the situation.  The recorded message (800 #) will be updated accordingly. For now, we ask that you follow the instructions in your summons packet.  Please stay safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Juror Questionnaire

Jurors who received instructions to complete a COVID-19 Questionnaire (download here) may do so electronically on our eJuror website at www.ksd.uscourts.gov/eJuror.  To log in, jurors will need their 9-diugit participant number, located above their name on the summons. To ensure data is current, the COVID-19 Questionnaire will not be made available upon login until you receive specific instructions from the court to return the completed form. Jurors who prefer to return the completed form by postal mail may do so as instructed in their summons packet.

Called to Serve Jury Selection Process

The Called to Serve film details the jury selection process for the U.S. District Courts.  For petit jurors scheduled to report to court on a specific date, we ask that you watch this film before you report for jury service.

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

 

 

 

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas

 

U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas