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State supreme court says all Pennsylvania courts closed due to Coronavirus

The closure will last until at least April 30
Credit: WPMT

Update, April 1: The state supreme court extended the closure of all courts in Pennsylvania to the public through April 30.

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The Pennsylvania state supreme court said Wednesday that all courts in Pennsylvania will close to the public starting March 20. 

The closure will last until at least April 3 in effort to limit the possible COVID-19 exposure. 

Lancaster County courts 

The closure effects all non-essential court functions. Any essential court functions can be done via telephone, or through video-chat. 

Any pending court cases are postponed. As well as, court calendars, scheduling notices, subpoenas or other court orders compelling appearance by any attorney, litigant or other participant in non-essential cases are continued or postponed until further order.

The closure also suspends evictions, ejectments, and any other displacement due to non-payment.