In response to COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a statewide judicial emergency Order on March 18, 2020, requiring all Pennsylvania courts to be generally closed to the public. On April 1, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered a supplemental Order extending the statewide judicial emergency through April 30, 2020. This includes the staying of all evictions in residential landlord/tenant matters.
In light of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Order, the Chester County Court of Common Pleas has modified how the court system operates during this time. All non-essential cases have been postponed through April 30, 2020; this includes the cancellation of all jury and non-jury trials, both civil and criminal.