In-person court proceedings in Virginia allowed to resume following two-month suspension due to COVID-19
In-person judicial proceedings in the state of Virginia are allowed to resume as of Monday.
The Supreme Court of VA has allowed their COVID-19 emergency declaration order to expire which has suspended in-person proceedings over the last two months due to the ongoing pandemic. While in-person appearances are allowed to start up, VA Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald Lemons continues to encourage courts to use social distancing methods like video conferencing, telephone, and even email to limit in-court interactions.
Criminal and civil jury trails remain suspended according to the latest supreme court order.