The legal system, like every other aspect of society, was upended by COVID19. In response to the pandemic, many courts enacted special rules or other policies and procedures to address some of the problems caused by COVID19. In particular, some courts extended deadlines, suspended or delayed in person proceedings, and allowed video or telephone proceedings in certain circumstances.
The new policies and procedures are constantly being updated. Check with specific courts, or seek the guidance of an attorney in order to fully understand any changes in court rules. Here are links to certain updated rules for certain courts: