Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to health and safety concerns resulting in substantial operational impediments, and the proclamations of states of emergency by federal, state, and local officials, it was determined that the conditions described in Government Code section 68115(a) were met with regard to the Superior Court of Humboldt County (Court) as of March 17, 2020. At the request of Presiding Judge Joyce Hinrichs, an order issued on that date authorizing the Court to implement certain relief authorized by Government Code section 68115(a). Upon the renewed request of Presiding Judge Hinrichs, it is determined that the conditions described in section 68115(a) continue to exist (Gov. Code, § 68115(b)), and it is ordered that the Court is authorized to do the following:
- Declare that from April 16, 2020, through May 15, 2020, inclusive, be deemed holidays for purposes of computing the time for filing papers with the Court under Code of Civil Procedure sections 12 and 12a, if the above-described emergency conditions substantially interfere with the public’s ability to file papers in a Court facility on those dates (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(4));
- Extend by not more than 33 days the duration of any temporary restraining order that would otherwise expire from April 14, 2020, through May 15, 2020, inclusive, because the emergency condition described herein prevented the Court from conducting proceedings to determine whether a permanent order should be entered (Gov. Code, § 68115(a)(7)).
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