Rhode Island closes courts to non-emergency matters through May 17

On April 8, 2020, the Rhode Island state judiciary ordered that all courts would close to non-emergency matters through May 17, due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. The order also extends to eviction proceedings, and precludes new filings or hearings from being heard before May 17.

Ballotpedia is tracking how state courts are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

To date:
Thirty-four states have suspended in-person court proceedings statewide.
Sixteen states have suspended in-person court proceedings on the local level.

Additional Reading:
State court closures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020




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