Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Operations

Updated April 14, 2022

May 18,2022
COVID-19 Update

The San Diego Superior Court has restored additional in-person access following updated state and local public health guidance that allows for the relaxing of certain COVID-19 safety protocols. Public access has generally reverted to pre-pandemic levels while many of the recently introduced online and remote options remain available.

In accordance with state and local public health guidance, facial coverings are optional, but recommended, for all individuals. Face coverings may be required, regardless of vaccination status, in some areas within the courthouses. 

Those who are not feeling well, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who are subject to an isolation/quarantine order are asked to stay home and seek assistance online, by telephone or via mail. Individuals seeking emergency services who fall into any of these categories will be assisted outside the courthouse or provided with an alternative accommodation.

Hand sanitizer stations remain widely available in public spaces within the courthouses. As recommended, higher-rated MERV-13 (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) filters have been installed at all facilities to reduce airborne particles and fresh air circulation has been increased throughout the court facilities where possible. The Court continues to implement increased cleaning of all high-touch areas in the courthouses, including door handles and elevator buttons.

This page contains updates regarding the Court’s operations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any additional changes or updates will be posted on this page and communicated as appropriate.

San Diego Superior Court Service Modifications Following COVID-19

The San Diego Superior Court may allow appearances for hearings to be either in-person or remote. Learn more about how to appear for your hearing.

Additional information can be found on the COVID-related General Orders page and on the Court's news releases page.