Most Court Proceedings In Iowa Are Now On Hold Due To Coronavirus Spread

Thu 3-19-2020

(Undated) -- Most court proceedings in Iowa are on hold to prevent the spread of the coronavirus -- but county clerk of court offices remain open to deal with legal emergencies.

State Court Administrator Todd Nuccio (NEW-see-oh) says they are keeping a narrow scope. He says they are focusing on emergency matters like domestic abuse, protective orders, elder abuse proceedings, child removal proceedings, hospitalization, mental health commitment types of actions that require immediate intervention by the court.

He says the court system continues to accept all kinds of filings, but new in-person trials won’t be scheduled until early May