COVID-19 Information

Face Coverings
Face coverings may be required in courtrooms and public spaces of court facilities. 
 
Social Distancing
Social distancing is not required in court facilities.
 
Current Court Operations
To continue operations in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, the following is effect:
 

  • In-Person Hearings and Trials: Criminal Jury Trials; Civil Jury Trials; court trials in Major Criminal, Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Protection (including Child in Need of Protection or Services and Permanency cases types) cases; Criminal Settlement Conferences; and Grand Jury Proceedings continue to take place in-person. Mandatory misdemeanor criminal trials and contested hearings in these cases can be held in person beginning August 2, 2021.
  • Remote Hearings: All other district court proceedings will be held remotely unless the chief judge of the judicial district grants permission for an in-person proceeding based on extenuating circumstances.
  • Public Service Counters: At least one public service counter in each county, and one in the appellate courts, will be accessible between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays. Counter service can be provided remotely, by appointment, or in person.
  • Self-Help Services: Self-Help services continue to be conducted by appointment, remotely, or by telephone.
  • Courthouse Terminals: Courthouse terminals are available based on hours established by the local district court. See below for more details.

 
If you are required to visit a court facility but have COVID-19 symptoms or have had COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days, contact the court or your attorney as soon as possible.

Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Orders and Information »
Safety Reopening Court Facilities Resources »

Face coverings are required by all persons in courtrooms and jury waiting and deliberation rooms for all in-person proceedings. Face coverings will be provided to individuals who do not have one. Judges may direct people to remove face coverings as necessary to conduct court hearings. Administrative Order: In-Person Mask Requirement.

If you have a court case scheduled in Isanti County District Court, please call (763) 290-7020 to determine if your case will be heard in person or remote. You may also contact the court by email.

The courthouse public service counter and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please consider if your business can be managed remotely that you are encouraged to try to access the courts remotely and avoid coming to the courthouse when possible. We offer remote options such as email, fax, US mail, and phone alternatives.