Court closures extended additional two weeks countywide

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Eight Riverside County courthouses will remain closed to the public — and those facilities that are still open will continue operating under limitations — for another two weeks due to the coronavirus emergency, it was announced today. Presiding Judge John Vineyard signed a directive keeping the closures in effect until May 29. They had been set to expire Friday. According to a court statement that reiterated verbatim a prior one, the two-week extension stems from "an effort to comply with federal, state and local guidelines" for COVID-19 mitigation. Court Executive Office spokeswoman Marita Ford told City News Service last month that the rolling two-week closure orders were "due to the fact that government and other state court orders change, restrictions cha
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