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Pursuant to provisions of Article V, Section 4 of the South Carolina Constitution,  

IT IS ORDERED that until subsequent order by the Chief Justice, all jury trials at the Richland County Courthouse, located at 1701 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, are postponed. Non-jury trials and other hearings may continue to be held, but only attorneys, their clients and necessary witnesses will be allowed to appear.  Provisions for emergency hearings shall be made by the respective Chief Judge for Administrative Purposes.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that only essential personnel shall report to the Richland County Courthouse for work. Provisions shall be made for the acceptance of filings and payments, and transmission of necessary information to law enforcement and other government bodies.

This Order supersedes the Order dated March 12, 2020, regarding operations in the Richland County Courthouse.


s/Donald W. Beatty                                   
Donald W. Beatty
Chief Justice of South Carolina


Columbia, South Carolina
March 12, 2020