Emergency Rules for Solano Superior Court during COVID-19 Pandemic

This article will summarize a few of the emergency rules for Solano Superior Court that have been enacted to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.  For a list of all the rules go to https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/ and click on Emergency Operations Documents.  


  • Do I Need to Wear A Mask to Court to Protect from Covid-19?


The mask rule currently in place in Solano County Superior Court.  The full information can be found here.  https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/materials/SSC_EO/Face_Mask_Order.pdf

  • Who needs to wear a mask?

Anyone over three years old needs to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. 


  • What about a person who has a disability?


The mask rule does not apply to anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.  It doesn’t apply to anyone with a medical condition or disability for whom wearing a mask is not recommended by a healthcare professional.  The mask rule doesn’t apply to anyone exempted by federal, state, or local law or regulation.  


  •  How does a Court Hearing with Zoom Work?

The guidelines for Zoom hearings in the Solano Superior Court can be found here.  https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/materials/SSC_EO/Solano_Guidelines_for_Zoom_07-10-20.pdf


  •  What should I wear to a zoom hearing for court?


The guidelines indicate that you should dress as if you were appearing in court in person. 


  • When can I speak on a zoom court hearing?


You  will be place on mute when you enter the hearing.  You should wait until the judge call on you and then you should announce your name when you begin speaking.  


  •  Where can I find more information on whether my hearing has been continued?

You can find information on continued hearings on the court website at https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/.