Missouri Judiciary launches interactive tool as courts enter phased approach to reopening

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) The Missouri Courts’ main COVID-19 alerts page has been redeveloped to enable users to determine quickly the phase in which a court is operating as courts begin the process of reopening under the Supreme Court of Missouri’s May 4 order and administrative guidelines, which become effective tomorrow.

Circuit court and appellate court information will be available using the drop-down menus or the interactive maps (which toggle between circuit/county and appellate district views).  Clicking on any county or district will take users to a page with the court’s notices and orders.  The map is followed by a searchable, sortable table for municipal division information. If there is specific information available for a particular municipal division, it will be included in the table.  Otherwise, the municipal division may be covered by a countywide order.  Clicking on the hyperlinked name of the municipal division will take users to a page with the division’s notices and orders.

Both the maps and the table are color-coded according to operating phase. A key to the operating phases also is included on the COVID alerts page.  Pursuant to the Court’s order and administrative guidelines, all courts currently are operating in Phase Zero; they may begin moving to Phase One operations if they meet the Court’s guidelines.

The Missouri Courts’ COVID alerts page remains available at https://www.courts.mo.gov/pandemic/.