The Riverside County Public Health Officer has declared a local health emergency following the diagnosis of cases of COVID-19 in the county. While information regarding the virus is developing rapidly, and the number of confirmed cases within the county remains small, the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Riverside University Health System-Public Health, and other reputable authorities suggest that the risk to the health and safety of others caused by persons coming into close contact with others in public places cannot be eliminated, and thus alternate means of accessing the judicial system are encouraged.
The Riverside Superior Court is taking precautions to maintain a safe environment for all court customers, jurors, and staff in response to COVID-19. We are actively coordinating with other governmental and public health agencies to ensure that we are following up-to-date guidance from medical professionals. This includes coordination with justice partners, heightened precautions for staff, and increased janitorial activity in courthouses.
As always, wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, and cover coughs and sneezes. Additional guidance on how to protect yourself and others is available at the following sites:
If you have flu-like symptoms, or the coronavirus, instead of coming to court you are encouraged to conduct your judicial business online, if possible, through use of the Riverside Superior Court’s website.