Posted 5/6/2020 10:11 PM (GMT -6)
I live in Michigan and just got a jury summons. It is not until the week of 6/22/2020, but I am sure the virus will still be very active by then. What is the best way to exempt myself from jury duty? I am on Azathioprine (Imuran) which means I am immune suppressed and, of course, I also have ulcerative colitis which would make jury duty a potential nightmare anyway. I am not currently flaring though. The situation is still very frustrating. I have been doing what I can to keep myself safe and not risk exposure to the virus. I just had pneumonia in October and was sick for an entire month, so I know I am especially vulnerable to respiratory viruses while on an immune suppressant.
I cannot believe that the government that should be protecting people that are vulnerable, especially those that are immune compromised and have underlying health conditions, would force them into a situation like this. What is the best way to get excusal from jury service? I believe they do let people excuse themselves for medical reasons, but having dealt with the State of Michigan before I have my doubts they would be reasonable about anything. You think right now they would be concerned about people that are at high risk and vulnerable, but I doubt they've given it much thought. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!