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Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Operations

The Orange County Superior Court is closed to the public, with minimal exceptions for time sensitive matters, or matters pertaining to the safety and security of the community.

Over the coming days and weeks the Court may be frequently changing the services available to the public. The Court is mindful of the balance that must be maintained between the timely administration of justice and protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, justice partners, and the Orange County community.

Given the fluid nature of this Covid-19 crisis, and the ever-changing availability of resources, you are encouraged to frequently check this website. For the most up to date information, please see below.

Document Name Date Issued Time Issued File

Court Launches Counter Service Self-Scheduling App

5/29/20 5:00pm

Jury Press Release

5/22/20 3:00pm

Orange County Superior Court Announces Soft Re-Opening

5/21/20 12:00pm

WebEx Instructions

5/21/20 7:00am

Traffic Citations DMV - Driver’s Licenses License Holds Released Temporarily

5/18/20 9:00am

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association donates 1,000 protective face masks to the Superior Court

05/12/20 12:00pm

Court Closure Extended to May 22 (COVID-19)

04/24/20 5:30pm

Traffic Citations Hearings & Compliance Due Dates

4/10/20 2:30pm

Additional Emergency Protocols

04/09/20 1:00pm

Instructions for the Use of Microsoft Teams Conference Software

04/09/20 2:30pm

COVID-19 Court Closure - Emergency Protocols

03/30/20 8:30am

Update on Court Closure Dates Due to COVID-19

03/27/20 5:30pm
Document Name Order No. Version No. Issued Date Duration File

Amended Fourth Implementation Order

- 1 05/27/20 -

Required Safety Measures for COVID-19 Exposure

20/17 1 05/27/20 End of SAH +90 days

Required Safety Measures and Face Coverings in Court

20/16 1 05/21/20 End of SAH +90 days

Amended Implementation of Emergency Order (3rd) Court Closure 4/27/20 to 5/22/20

20/13 1 04/28/20 05/22/20

Implementation of Emergency Order (3rd) Court Closure 4/27/20 to 5/22/20

20/13 1 04/24/20 05/22/20

Court Closure – Supplemental Emergency Order – Chief Justice – COVID 19 – 4/27/20 to 5/22/20

20/13 1 04/24/20 05/22/20

Order Extending EPOs 30 days and GVROs 90 days

20/13 1 04/10/20 05/10/20

Closing Non-Essential Proceedings 3/17/20-4/24/20 and Extending Letters

20/07 2 04/08/20 superseded

Closure of Non-Critical Hearings until 4/24/20 and Identifying Essential Juvenile Procedures

20/05 3 04/07/20 superseded

Jury Trial 60 day Suspension Absent Good Cause

20/11 1 04/02/20 06/01/20

Closure of Non-Critical Hearings until 4/24/20 and Identifying Essential Juvenile Procedures

20/05 2 04/07/20 superseded

Implementation Order (Supplemental) re: Critical Hearings and Suspending Non-Critical Proceedings

- 3 03/30/20 superseded

Implementation of Emergency Order (2nd) Court Closure 3/20/20 to 4/24/20

- 2 03/27/20 superseded

Prioritizing Essential Proceedings and Suspending Civil Family and Probate Proceedings 60 days

20/9 2 03/24/20 superseded

Closing Non-Essential Proceedings and Extending Orders 3/17/20-3/27/20

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Closing Non-Essential Proceedings and Extending Orders 3/17/20-3/27/20

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Implementation of Emergency Order (1st) Court Closure 3/17/20 to 3/27/20

- 1 03/16/2020 superseded

Implementation of Emergency Order Court Closure 3/17/20 to 3/27/20

- 1 03/16/2020 superseded

For previous Court Notices & Administrative Orders visit our archive by clicking HERE

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Document Name Issued Date File

What You Should Know - HCA

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Chief Justice 3/26/20 Emergency Order authorizing treating closure as holidays, extending deadlines 3/30/20 to 4/24/20

3/26/20

Chief Justice 3/16/20 Emergency Order authorizing treating closure as holidays, extending deadlines 3/17/20 to 3/27/20

03/16/2020

Chief Justice 3/30/20 Statewide Order extending deadlines

03/30/2020

Chief Justice 3/23/20 Statewide Order suspending jury trials by 60 days

03/23/2020

Governor's 3/27/20 Order granting Judicial Council emergency powers

03/27/2020

Governor's 3/4/20 proclamation of a State of Emergency

03/04/2020

Governor's 3/19/20 Safter at Home Order

03/19/2020

County Health Officer's 3/18/20 Amended Order re: Social Distancing

03/18/2020 -

President Trump's 3/13/20 proclamation of National Emergency

03/13/2020 -

Emergency Rules 1-11 to CRC lower jail populations, suspend evictions & foreclosures, extend emergency orders

04/06/2020

Emergency Rule 12

04/17/2020

Emergency Rule 13

04/20/2020

CDC - Coronavirus General Information

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