SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Shasta County Superior Court judges have requested an emergency order from the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court authorizing the court to suspend new jury trials because of the coronavirus.
The court said beginning immediately they will suspend the trials through Monday, April 13.
The action was taken in response to Governor Newsom's weekend order and the guidance of the California Department of Public Health.
Three criminal trials currently in progress will resume on Tuesday, March 17. No new jury panels will be ordered to report to the courthouse until Tuesday, April 14.