Notice – COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania declared a general, statewide judicial emergency until April 14, 2020, because of COVID-19.  Pursuant to that order, President Judge Katherine B. Emery declared a judicial emergency in the 27th Judicial District from March 16, 2020, to April 14, 2020. 

The ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER dated March 20, 2020, sets forth procedures for Court operations, which have been restricted to essential functions.  Entrance to court facilities will continue to be limited to legal counsel, necessary participants, and individuals with a legitimate business need.

If you have questions about your case, please direct them first to your attorney.  If you do not have an attorney, please contact the court or office that you are to appear before.  All other inquiries should be directed to the Court Information Desk at (724) 228-6999.

Attorneys, litigants, and members of the public are urged to refrain from coming to any judicial facility unless necessary.  To the extent possible, please contact the office first to determine  whether business can be conducted by telephone, email, or other needs. 

Washington County is closely monitoring all information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Center for Disease Control, and local sources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Information about the response can be found here

Anyone who is experiencing flulike signs or symptoms should contact their primary care physician (PCP).  If you do not have a primary care physician (PCP), please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) at 877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).  Please do not go to the hospital without contacting your PCP or PADOH first, unless you are in severe respiratory distress.  If that is the case, please contact your hospital first before going there.