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COVID-19 concerns prompt suspension of jury trials

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The San Mateo County Superior Court is suspending jury trials due to COVID-19 public health concerns.

The court has extended the time period for the holding of a criminal trial by 30 days, but only for cases in which the statutory deadline would otherwise expire from Dec. 14 through Jan. 13.

All civil jury trials are suspended through Jan. 8, while all civil court trials are suspended through Dec. 31 except for unlawful detainer court trials.

The suspension doesn’t apply to family law or juvenile cases, according to the Court.

Both the Redwood City and South San Francisco Clerk’s Offices will be closed to the public effective Monday. However, the Redwood City Clerk’s Office will process emergency ex parte, domestic violence and all temporary restraining order petitions, and civil ex partes.

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