The 45th Judicial Circuit Court is taking precautions to maintain a safe and healthy court environment for all visitors and staff. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that individuals who have symptoms of acute respiratory illnesses which includes congestion, a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, body aches or fatigue stay home until they recover and are free of fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater), signs of a fever and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medications, such as cough suppressants. 

Prospective jurors who have symptoms of acute respiratory illnesses are requested to stay home and not report for jury duty until they are freee of fever, signs of fever and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medications, such as cough suppressants.

If you have a pending court hearing in the next week, and you have symptoms of acute respiratory illnesses, please contact your lawyer and inform them of your illness so that a continuance can be sought. 

If you do not have an attorney, and you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, please call (636) 528-0369 in Lincoln County and call (573) 324-5582 in Pike County, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please have your case number, court date and court division available when you call. 

If you are a witness in a hearing, and you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, please contact the attorney or party that subpoenaed you and inform them of your illness so that other arrangements can be made to accommodate you.