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COVID-19

 

Positive Reports


Click here for the latest notifications of COVID-19 positive tests in the Justice Center, Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center and Court House Square. 

 

COVID 19 Administrative Orders


6.15.2021 Order Regarding Continuity of Judicial Operations

11.05.2020 Order Regarding Continuity of Judicial Operations

5.28.2020 Order Regarding Continuity of Judicial Operations

5.04.2020 Order Regarding Continuity of Judicial Operations Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

4.30.2020 Director's Stay Safe Ohio Order

4.30.2020 Order Regarding Guardian Ad Litem Investigations

4.29.2020 Order Regarding Unsworn Statement in Place of Affidavit

4.24.2020 Order Regarding USPS Mail Delivery and Service

4.23.2020 Amended Tolling of Time Requirements Ordered by the Supreme Court of Ohio

4.09.2020 Order Regarding Continuity of Judicial Operations

4.08.2020 Tolling of Time Requirements Imposed by Rules of Court

4.02.2020 Director's Amended Stay at Home Order

4.01.2020 COVID-19 and Parenting Time Orders

 3.27.2020 SCO Administrative Actions Re Tolling of Time Requirements

3.23.2020 Director's Stay at Home Order

3.16.2020 Temporary Order in Response to COVID-19

3.17.2020 Notice to Cuyahoga County Sheriff

Pursuant to the Stay at Home Order issued March 23, 2020, by Director of the Ohio Department of Health, parents are permitted to transport their children for court-ordered parenting time. 

Safe & Sound Visitation Center has requested that any person ordered supervised visitation to call 216.229.2420 ext. 257 and leave a message with their name and number stating they need to schedule an intake.  The Center is planning to start conducting intakes again the second week of June and will start with the families that have called and left messages during the closure.

 

Cuyahoga County Courthouse Building Access/ Health Screenings


Face coverings MUST still be worn inside the Cuyahoga County Courthouse.  If a person arrives without a face covering, one will be provided.  

Members of the public MUST enter the Cuyahoga County Courthouse through the front entrance from Lakeside Avenue where they will be required to have their temperature scanned.  Anyone with a fever of 100.4 defrees (F) or above or will be denied access to the building.  Persons approved for access will be directed to the atrium to check-in with a dedicated Domestic Relations Court staff member.

Only two people are allowed on the elevators at one time.  Elevators and floors have been marked for where to stand. 

The coffee shop on the ground floor remains closed. 

Hearings and other appointments involving mediation and family evaluation will continue to be held by video conference or phone whenever possible. 

Parents should complete online parenting education at this time through Children In Between (CIB Online).

Attorney's seeking preapproval of a decree or judgment entry may email them to drpreapprovals@cuyahogacounty.us. For questions call 216.443.3178.

Patrons are urged to submit all NEW filings by e-filing.

 

Court Operations


  • Hearings and other appointments involving mediation and family evaluation will continue to be held by video conference or phone whenever possible. 
  •  Parents should complete online parenting education at this time through Children In Between (CIB Online).
  •  Attorney's seeking preapproval of a decree or judgment entry may email them to drpreapprovals@cuyahogacounty.us. For questions call 216.443.3178.
  •  Patrons are urged to submit all NEW filings by e-filing.
  •  Most court hearings and other appointments involving mediation and family evaluation services are being held by telephone or videoconference.
  • Parents should complete online parenting education at this time through Children In Between (CIB Online).

   

 Domestic Relations Court Help Center


Click here to download .pdf statement

For everyone's health & safety the Domestic Relations Court Help Center is ONLY providing telephone support at this time.

 The Help Center is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm to calls only 216.443.8880

 Court forms are also available on the Court's website by clicking here.

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