NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 13, 2020 – In furtherance of compliance with the California Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines and recommendations, the Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, is taking precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of the community. These guidelines suggest that people maintain a six foot separation from others when in confined spaces. Facility limitations at both courthouse facilities make conforming to these guidelines infeasible in most instances.
Therefore, effective today, the Superior Court of California, County of Nevada has taken the following steps to ensure public health and safety:
- Significantly increased cleaning protocols for all staff and public areas;
- Increased availability of phone, email, and drop-box options to facilitate regular court transactions while conforming with social distancing protocols;
- All civil and criminal jury trials with trial dates on or before April 14, 2020 are vacated except those criminal trials in which time has not been waived;
- Reduction of non-essential hearings; and
- Requested that law enforcement set appearance dates at least sixty days from now;
The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada, recognizes that the current state of emergency is a rapidly evolving one. While these efforts effective today are steps to ensure public health and safety, changes may be made in the future as circumstances and additional information becomes available.