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Bay Area COVID-19 Closures – Ongoing Updates 
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Bay Area COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations

We are collecting Bay Area Closures due to COVID-19 social distancing and will endeavor to keep this  list up-to-date as news comes rolling in. If there is something that should be on this list, please email

Follow’s coverage of how the outbreak is affecting the profession here.

3.11.20 – Alameda County Bar Association – closed at least from 3.11.20 – 4.8.20, all CLEs and meetings will be held online/via conference call. Read more

3.12.20 – Gov. Newsom orders statewide cancellation of gatherings over 250 at least until the end of March. Read more

3.12.20 – City of Oakland memo  on Covid-19 State and Federal Actions. Read more 

3.12.20 – Court closure compilation via Law360. Learn more

3.12.20 – Local Arts and Entertainment closures. Learn more

3.13.20 – Santa Clara County bans gatherings of more than 100 people. Learn more

3.13.20 – K-12 Schools closed in the Bay Area via ABC7. Learn more

3.13.20 – Bay Area Closures and Cancellations Compilation via ABC7. Learn more

3.13.20 – Santa Clara County Superior Court – effective March 16 through April 5, 2020, the following matters will be rescheduled in the Santa Clara County Superior Court: Civil and Probate Jury and Court Trials except for ongoing trials; Small Claims Motions, Trials and Appeals; Most Traffic Matters; Many Family Hearings; Most Guardianship and Adoption Proceedings; Many Criminal Trials. Read more

3.13.20 – The Contra Costa County Superior Court will be closed at all locations for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Court locations hope to re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. Please check the Court website – – for updates.

3.13.20 – Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) is, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020, suspending all in-person hearings, settlement judge conferences and mediations. Read more

3.13.20 – BayLegal Office Closed 3/16/2020; Increasing Legal Advice Line Capacity. Read more

3.14.20 – Alameda County Superior Court released its plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more

3.15.20 – San Francisco County Superior Court released it’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read it here

3.15.20 – Governor Newsom calls for the home isolation of all seniors, anyone 65 years of age or older, and those with chronic conditions. He also called for the closures of bars, nightclubs, brewpubs and wineries to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more

3.16.20 – Oakland senior centers, recreation centers, Head Start and libraries will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice. Read more

3.16.20 – Oakland Issues Shelter in Place Order. Read more

3.17.20 – Northern District of California Closes Courthouses, Puts Off New Trials Until at Least May Read more

3.17.20 – 9th Circuit Shuts Down Public Access to Courthouses Read more

3.18.20 – Although courts are closed to the public through April 7, courthouse buildings are open and DA’s offices remain open and staffed. We ask the public to please call with questions when possible. We are open and will answer the phones during regular business hours. See full District Attorney phone list here

3.20.20 – 3.15.20 – The Alameda County Law Library will be closed to the public in effect through Monday, April 6th, but may be extended. Librarians are providing remote reference/email document delivery service. Requestors can email us at or leave a message at (510) 208-4832. ACLL Remote Service During Closure