Chief justice extends several emergency orders for NC courts

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The chief justice of North Carolina’s Supreme Court is extending various emergency directives in the state’s courts in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley said in a statement Monday that the directives would continue to allow increased use of remote technology and limit foot traffic in courthouses.

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The directives include restricting entry into courthouses for anyone who was likely exposed to the coronavirus.

Only people with business in courthouses will be allowed inside.

Other directives include increased use of teleconferencing for remote court hearings and allowing certain documents to be served by email.