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The new coronavirus pandemic has caused most aspects of American life to come to a halt – with states across the country ordering residents to stay inside and keep their distance from others unless absolutely necessary.
As of Thursday afternoon, at least 76,514 COVID-19 cases were reported nationwide, resulting in 1,093 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.
UNEXPECTED ‘ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES’ IDENTIFIED AMID CORONAVIRUS
As officials, regardless of region, continue to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, many have instituted changes in their court system as one way of further curtailing the spread. Here’s how courts in some of the most populated states nationwide have responded:
California was the first state to take the drastic measure of effectively shutting down, asking residents to shelter in place unless they