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Self-Monitoring for COVID-19? Call Before Reporting to Court

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in News & Reports, Press Releases

(Posted Feb. 20 and updated Mar. 4, 2020)

HONOLULU — In response to recent COVID-19 developments, Judiciary representatives have been working directly with the Department of Health about appropriate precautionary measures.

If you have traveled from China, South Korea, Italy, or Iran within the past 14 days, and you won’t be cleared to resume normal activities before you are required to report to court for your case, jury duty, or any court services, please contact:

First Circuit (Oahu): 808-539-4400
Second Circuit (Maui County): 808-244-2929
Third Circuit (Hawaii Island): 808-961-7440
Fifth Circuit (Kauai): 808-482-2308

Upon verification by the Department of Health of your self-monitoring status, your matter may be handled in an alternative manner or postponed by a judge until you are cleared to appear.

“The Judiciary is making this announcement in an abundance of caution,” said Rodney Maile, administrative director of the courts. “We realize that people with required court dates, jury duty summons, or other time-sensitive court business may be concerned about not meeting required deadlines because of the obligation imposed by self-monitoring. Additionally, we want to be able to provide a safe and healthy environment for all court users and staff.”

The situation is fluid, so conditions may change in the future. We urge everyone to stay informed using credible sources, such as the Department of Health’s web page on Coronavirus (COVID-19).


For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at

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