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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates: Superior Court of California, County of San Benito

The courthouse is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Face Masks are required.

The public filing/payment windows are open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. , Monday - Friday. You may continue to use the drop box for filings and payments located inside the lobby or you may come to the window for assistance.

 

Covid-19 Emergency Orders

2020-01
March 23, 2020

 

Standing Order Temporarily Suspending in-Person Visitation with Foster Children During The San Benito County Shelter in Place Order Due to COVID-19

2020-02
March 20, 2020

Order to Continue Child Support Calendars

2020-03
March 25, 2020

General Order regarding persons taken into custody pursuant to a misdemeanor or felony warrant for $10,000 or less, shall be released on their own recognizance.

2020 -04
March 26, 2020

Special Matter Order:  Changes to Court Operations in Response to the Global COVID-19 Outbreak

2020-05
April 9, 2020

Standing Order Temporarily Suspending in-Person Visitation with Foster Children During The San Benito County Shelter in Place Order Due to COVID-19 - #2

2020-06
April 9, 2020

General Order- Adoption of statewide bail regulations

2020-07
April 13, 2020

General Order – Order Addressing Bail for Arrests and Warrants for Driving Under the Influence

2020-08
April 13, 2020
Order To Continue Child Support Calendars
2020-09
April 28, 2020
General Orders regarding Changes to Court Operations
2020-10
June 9, 2020
General Orders regarding Changes to Court Operations

2020-11

June 16, 2020*

Order To Continue Child Support Calendars.

2020-12

December 3, 2020

Rescission of Standing Order 2020-05.
2021-1
January 11, 2021
Order from the Chief Justice allowing the extension of the PC 1382 time period
2021-2
February 23, 2021
Order from the Chief Justice allowing the extension of the PC 1382 time period

2021-3
June 28, 2021

General Orders regarding Changes to Court Operations

2022-01 Modification of Remote Appearances 2022

Covid-19 Emergency Court Rules

No. 1
April 2, 2020 *

  • All Appearances shall be by remote internet facilitated proceedings (ZOOM)
  • Public attendance of court proceedings is suspended
  • Press may request to join proceedings as non-participating member of electronic hearing
  • Time period extensions for certain Penal Code matters and certain Code of Civil Procedure extension

No. 2
April 6, 2020 *

Electronic Judicial Signatures

No. 3
April 7, 2020 *
All appearances in all civil, criminal and juvenile cases, excluding jury trials shall be by remote internet-facilitated (via ZOOM or otherwise) or telephonically conducted

No. 4
September 2, 2020

Hours and Access to Court and Hearings: All appearances must be in person unless authorized by the Court.

* No longer in effect.

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