Jury duty returning to Kern County Superior Court next week, face coverings required

Posted at 2:31 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 17:31:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Jurors will be returning to the Kern County Superior Court next week as the courthouse announced its plans to resume jury duty in a safe manner.

Part of that safety includes requiring any person entering any Kern County Superior Courthouse building wear a face covering. This includes the jury assembly room.

Other changes that will begin next week include online registration, reducing the number of jurors called in at a time, staggering reporting times, moving jurors to a separate area, if needed, reducing the number of jurors called at a time to a courtroom, disinfecting procedures, and jurors will now watch a recorded version of orientation in English and Spanish.

Officials said the Standing Order restricting courthouse entry is still in place. For more information, call Jury Services at 661-868-4700.