Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders State Courts to Reopen with Safety Restrictions on May 4, 2020

In an order dated April 28, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court loosened the restrictions imposed on the Pennsylvania state court and legal system due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. While the order extends the judicial emergency declared on March 16, 2020, through June 1, 2020, the order generally directs courts to reopen to conduct all court business beginning on May 4, 2020, subject to several safety constraints and considerations.

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