Lincoln & Pike County Courts

State of Missouri -- 45th Judicial Circuit

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Pike County Courthouse

115 W Main Street

Bowling Green, MO  63334

573.324.3112

Lincoln County Justice Center

45 Business Park Drive

Troy, MO  63379

636.528.0326

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3/13/2020  See below for Order regarding COVID-19 and the Courts in 45th Judicial Circuit




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PIKE AND LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI

45TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT


In Re:  COVID-19

                                                                               ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-01

                                                                                                     ORDER

WHEREAS, the existence and spread of the COVID-19 has resulted in the declaration of a worldwide pandemic; and


WHEREAS, it is imperative to take steps to protect the health and safety of all employees of the 45th Judicial Circuit all judicial officers and all attorneys and parties who have court hearings or other business in this Judicial Circuit while also balancing the rights of all said individuals and parties to litigation; and


WHEREAS, it is appropriate and necessary to take quick action to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and to reduce the spread of COVID-19; and


WHEREAS, countless governmental entities and private businesses have implemented numerous immediate actions and modifications to their normal course of business; and
 

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and

 WHEREAS, a large gathering of individuals without necessary mitigation for the spread of infection may pose a risk of the spread of infectious disease; and


WHEREAS, the Court desires to employ all reasonable and prudent measures to help protect the general public, litigants, lawyers, and employees form the spread of COVID-19 creating this emergency;

 WHEREAS, the Presiding Judge of the 45th Judicial Circuit has the authority over dockets of this Circuit and the authority to enter Orders affecting the general scheduling of cases in this Circuit.

 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and continuing through Friday, April 3, 2020, unless otherwise specifically set forth below or unless modified or extended in a subsequent administrative order, as follows:


1.  All jury trials and grand jury proceedings scheduled through April 17, 2020 are hereby continued and will be rescheduled to a later date.  Speedy trial requests do not apply to this order.

2. All large volume, high volume and/or multi-case dockets, including but not limited to, Associate Circuit Court high volume dockets, Circuit Court civil case management dockets, Associate and Circuit Court domestic “call” dockets, landlord/tenant dockets/cases, small claims dockets/cases, uncontested dissolution dockets/cases, traffic and municipal dockets/cases, shall be postponed and rescheduled, provided however that each judicial officer has the discretion to conduct said dockets via telephone or videoconferencing in lieu of postponement/continuance.

 Each judicial officer and his/her division staff shall be responsible for notifying all parties and counsel if the cases/dockets are being postponed/continued or if the cases/dockets are not being postponed/continued, of the manner in which hearings will be held.  If cases/dockets are postponed/continued, each judicial officer and his/her division staff shall be responsible for re-scheduling new hearing dates.

3. Treatment Court dockets are subject to a case by case analysis by the Treatment Court Judge to take appropriate action consistent with this Administrative Order.

4. Pursuant to Section 455.040.1 RSMo. and for good cause as demonstrated in this Administrative Order, all hearings on full orders of protection that are schedule for the week of March 27, 2020 will be continued for two weeks from the date of the currently scheduled hearing.  All Ex Parte Orders of Protection currently in existence will be extended by operation of this Administrative Order until the new hearing date.

 5. Separate from the above matters, individual hearings on specific criminal, civil, domestic and probate cases will proceed as currently scheduled unless the specific Judge assigned to that case takes action pursuant to this Administrative Order.  Judicial officers are strongly encouraged to conduct any such hearings via videoconferencing if possible or consider alternative means to conduct said hearings.  Additionally, judicial officers are strongly encouraged to continue such hearings consistent with this Administrative Order and guidelines form the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

 6. Regarding juvenile cases, all detention hearings and protective custody hearings will proceed as scheduled.  All other hearings in abuse and neglect cases and termination of parental rights cases which are schedule through April 3, 2020 will be continued and re-scheduled by the individual judicial officers subject to a case by case analysis by the juvenile judge.  Hearings for juveniles held in judicial custody shall be held during this three week period; however, the judicial officers have the discretion to exclude individuals to comply with recommendations of the CDC.  All other hearings regarding delinquency matters will be continued and reset subject to a case by case analysis by the juvenile judge.


7.  All municipal courts in Pike and Lincoln County are subject to this Administrative Order and are encouraged to take appropriate action consistent with this Administrative Order and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.


 IT IS SO ORDERED:  March 13, 2020

 ___/s/ Patrick S. Flynn____

Patrick S. Flynn
Presiding Judge

 

​​​PRESS RELEASE

From: Patrick S. Flynn, Presiding Judge

Date:  March 12, 2020


If you have the symptoms of an acute respiratory illness, and you are a prospective juror, a party or witness in a hearing, or have any business at the courthouse, please read this notice.

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 illness which includes congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, body aches, or fatigue stay home until they recover and are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C]) or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).

Prospective jurors who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are requested to stay home and not report for jury duty until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C]) or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). If you are ill, do not report for duty and contact Lincoln County at (636) 528-0369 or in Pike County (573) 324-3112 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 PM to reschedule your service.

If you have a pending court hearing in the next week, and you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, please contact your lawyer and inform your lawyer 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, in Lincoln County, please call (636) 528-0369, in Pike County, please call (573) 324-5582 Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.   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.

JURY DUTY FOR MAY 15, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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​​​​To determine the status of a particular proceeding, please check the case's docket entries in Case.net, ask your attorney or contact the local clerk's office.

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