Multiple courthouses closed, hours reduced due to coronavirus

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Starting tomorrow, eight Riverside County courthouses will be closed for two weeks and the remaining six will be open to the public for limited periods each day as the Superior Court scales back operations amid coronavirus concerns. "These actions are not in response to a specific notice of exposure at any court facility; rather, they are being taken to exercise the precautions necessary to maintain public health and safety,'' a court statement said. Presiding Judge John Vineyard directed that the Banning Justice Center, Riverside Historic Courthouse, Hemet Courthouse, Moreno Valley Traffic and Smalls Claims Court, Palm Springs Courthouse, Riverside Family Law Courthouse and Temecula Courthouse be shuttered from Friday through April 3. Meanwhile, the downtown Riv
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