BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Maryland’s highest court on Monday issued an order announcing the end of the COVID-19 health emergency term in the Maryland judiciary, effective April 4.
“This is the final step towards a full resumption of Judiciary activities, but we recognize that we still have a lot of work to do,” said Chief Justice Joseph Getty. “We wouldn’t be where we are without the cooperation and commitment of our current and former management.”
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Judge Getty issued five orders rescinding orders from the pandemic era such as suspension of deportation, jury trial and statute of limitations.
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Telemedicine procedures scheduled to occur after the emergency period can be conducted. In fact, courts are encouraged to continue holding proceedings remotely as “a powerful component of effective case management in all trial courts”.
Judge Getty said: “I am confident that the Judiciary is coming out of this pandemic with experience in deploying innovative technologies to improve access to justice for citizens across the State.
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https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/28/maryland-judiciary-rescinds-pandemic-era-orders-ending-emergency-period/ Maryland Judiciary Ends COVID-19 Emergency, Effective April 4 – CBS Baltimore