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South Coast court system in limited shutdown mode due to latest COVID-19 surge

Bill Oxford
Ventura County's court system is limiting its operations as a result of the latest COVID-19 surge

Ventura County courts dismiss prospective jurors who had been ordered to report to court from now through Jaunary 28.

The COVID-19 surge is once again impacting some courts in our region.

Ventura Superior Court has implemented a limited closure as a result of the situation.

Most courtrooms will be closed through January 31. Court hearings will be limited to emergency and time-sensitive issues, like in-custody criminal matters and restraining orders.

There will be no in-person appointments for the clerk’s offices, records departments, or self-help centers. People will still be able to pay tickets at walkup windows at the Ventura and Simi Valley courthouses.

And, people who have received summons to serve as jurors between now and January 28 are being excused.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.