City officials have announced Leavenworth Municipal Court will be canceled for the next three weeks in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


Leavenworth Municipal Court typically has court proceedings on Thursdays. The court dates that will be affected by the closure are this Thursday, March 26 and April 2.


Following this three-week period, city officials will reassess whether it is considered safe to resume court proceedings, according to a news release from the city.


All defendants who are scheduled to have court during the next three weeks in Leavenworth Municipal Court will be notified by mail of new court dates.


People who are scheduled to have court on the affected dates also are encouraged to contact Leavenworth Municipal Court at 913-758-2900 or municipalcourt@firstcity.org.


Regular office hours for Leavenworth Municipal Court are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.


This announcement does not impact Leavenworth County District Court. As of Monday morning, there was no word of plans to cancel District Court.