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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Jury Trial Suspension for all Kittitas County Courts – Kittitas County Superior Court, Lower Kittitas County District Court, Upper Kittitas County District Court, Cle Elum Municipal Court, Roslyn Municipal Court
On February 29, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency due to the public health emergency posed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID–19).
Recent Department of Health statistics reflect that Kittitas County is above the state average in the rate of new cases per 100,000 population and in percentage of positive test results. Therefore, effective immediately, Kittitas County Superior Court, Lower Kittitas County District Court, Upper Kittitas County District Court, Cle Elum Municipal Court and Roslyn Municipal Court will suspend Jury Trials through September 30, 2021.
This Jury Trial Suspension Order will be reviewed on or about September 27, 2021, with additional reviews approximately every 30 days thereafter, as deemed necessary, until the Jury Trial Suspension Order is retracted.
The Courts will remain open to the public during regular business hours. As the situation changes, the Courts may make modifications to comply with the rapidly changing environment. Please review www.co.kittitas.wa.us/courts for the most recent information.
While this has been a very difficult decision to make, it is the right decision based on the extraordinary circumstances that we currently face. Changes in behaviors are needed to combat the current spike in COVID-19 cases. The Courts are not exempt from the need to take steps to push the curve down and keep people safe. Temporarily suspending jury trials is the most responsible course of action for our courts to take at this moment. The safety and well-being of our community demands it. The Courts have made significant modifications to jury trial operations in order to keep jurors safe, however holding trials still requires the Court to gather large groups together indoors. At this time, it is simply not worth the risk.
Superior Court Sarah Keith, Court Administrator
Lower District Court Barbara Demory, Court Administrator
Upper District Court Diana MacKenzie, Court Administrator
Cle Elum Municipal Court (509) 674-5533
Roslyn Municipal Court firstname.lastname@example.org
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.