All in-person Tenn. court proceedings suspended over coronavirus
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's highest court has suspended all in-person judicial proceedings until the end of the month due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Supreme Court order was issued Friday.
It applies to state and local courts, including appellate, trial, general session, juvenile and municipal courts.
However, judges, court clerks and other essential constitutional functions will continue to proceed. Likewise, court proceedings by telephone, video, teleconference and email will continue to be allowed.
As of Friday, Tennessee had 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus.