The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has granted a statewide general judicial emergency, allowing president judges in the counties to potentially restrict and close court facilities.

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced the state of emergency in a press release Monday afternoon. The announcement said the state of emergency will remain in effect through April 14. Shortly after the announcement was made, the justices entered a five-page per curiam order further detailing what the declaration will mean for courts and outlining its reasoning for the move.

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