Courtrooms to reopen at end of month

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The courts will re-open on Tuesday, May 26 after the suspension of most court proceedings was renewed on April 29 by San Diego Superior Court Presiding Judge Lorna Alksne.

It had been planned for courts to re-open on May 1, but Alksne said they will remain closed “in the interest of the health and safety of all court visitors and employees” in the coronavirus outbreak.

“As COVID-19 continues to be a concern for our community, we are closely monitoring the recommendations from local and state public health agencies while working to determine the safest way to resume normal operations,” said Alksne.

The California Supreme Court has ordered no jury trials in any criminal or civil case until June.

Some emergency hearings have been held in the courthouses with attorneys appearing on video.