Fresno County courts to shut down due to COVID-19 concerns

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County of Fresno
February 07 2021 03:30 pm

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) -The Fresno Superior Court will temporarily close the courts amid COVID-19 concerns.

On Sunday, the Fresno County Public Health Office issued a Declaration of Local Health Emergency based on the threat to public health. Courts of law are exempt from this order, However, the Court is taking action to reduce the number of individuals gathering at the same time in one place.

The courts will close beginning Monday, March 23 to April 3. Officials say the courts will be closed for all purposes except for emergency matters.

The court will be open for emergency matters such as:

  • Civil harassment temporary restraining orders
  • Domestic violence restraining orders
  • Gun violence restraining orders
  • Emergency ex parte lockout proceedings in unlawful detainer
  • Emergency petition for temporary conservatorship
  • Emergency petition for temporary guardianship
  • Search warrants, Emergency protective orders, and bail setting
  • Juvenile temporary restraining orders and other Emergency juvenile orders
  • Family emergency temporary restraining orders
  • Emergency regarding COVID-19 emergency measures

Officials say that Jurors in ongoing trials will be required to return to court when the court reopens. Jurors will be notified when and where to return.

Please visit fresno.courts.ca.gov for updated info.

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