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Tulsa Co. District Court details coronavirus precautions for high risk people

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 12:48:39-04

TULSA — Tulsa County District Court Judge details coronavirus precautions for people at high risk.

District Court Judge William LaFortune wants citizens to know they may receive a jury service in the next weeks.

Jurors are as important as the judge and the attorneys, said LaFortune.

Although a Tulsa County citizen's jury service is requested and needed, LaFortune understands these are unprecedented times with the coronavirus pandemic.

He said the Tulsa County District Court is taking all precautions to reduce the chance of exposure to visitors of the Tulsa County Courthouse.

LaFortune reminds citizens, "no one can guarantee an environment without any risk of exposure." Therefore, the Tulsa County District Court asks anyone at higher risk due to pre-existing health conditions or anyone who lives with someone at higher risk, to call 1-855-316-4847 or visit their website here.

If the jury service does present a physical hardship, LaFortune said they would authorize an excusal from jury service.

Your very important service is appreciated, and we will take all reasonable steps to reduce exposure to COVID-19 at the Tulsa County Courthouse. Your safety, health, and peace of mind are most important to us.
William LaFortune | Tulsa County District Court Judge

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