SUNBURY — Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor on Thursday signed an order extending the county's Judicial Emergency to April 30.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Saylor declared the Judicial Emergency on March 18.

The extension signed by Saylor noted that juror summons will not be issued in April. In addition, the May 4 criminal jury selection has been canceled due to the emergency.

The emergency initially signed stated that only civil and criminal proceedings which directly impact the health, safety, security, welfare or incarceration of individuals shall be held.

In addition, emergency said the following items can be held as normal: Protection from Abuse (PFA) hearings, bail postings, preliminary arguments, bench warrant hearings, civil injunction proceedings, mental health proceedings and guardianships.

It directed the following filings to be postponed or rescheduled: Civil arbitration hearings, summary appeal hearings, driver's license appeal hearings, tax appeal hearings, motor vehicle title proceedings, quite title proceedings, adoption proceedings and specialty court proceedings.

As of noon Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said there were eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Northumberland County.

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