IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF ROCKDALE COUNTY
ROCKDALE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF GEORGIA

IN RE: Declaration of Judicial Emergency

Date: May 20, 2020

THIRD ORDER TO STAY NON JUDICIAL FORECLOSURES

     WHEREAS, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED that a Judicial Emergency exists in Rockdale County, Georgia affecting all courts such that there is a serious health emergency pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 38-3-60(2)(D). See O.C.G.A. § 38-3-60(2)(D) (providing that “Judicial Emergency” means “[ s]uch other serious emergency”).
     WHEREAS, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED that the Judicial Emergency substantially endangers or infringes upon the normal functioning of the judicial system as it relates to Non­ Judicial Foreclosures.
     Therefore, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 38-3-61, The Honorable Chief Judge David B. Irwin of the Superior Court of Rockdale County, Rockdale Judicial Circuit DOES HEREBY ORDER AND DECLARE the existence of a Judicial Emergency in the Rockdale Judicial Circuit. The nature of this emergency is the continued transmission of Coronavirus/COVID-19 throughout Rockdale County and the potential infection of those who are required to appear in our courts or interact with groups of more than ten (10) persons.
     Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the non-judicial foreclosure(s) that are set to take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 are HEREBY CANCELLED.
     Pursuant to O.C.G.A.  § 38-3-63:
     IT IS ORDERED that the Sheriff of Rockdale County shall post this Order on his public notification site and in the courthouses;
     IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the undersigned shall immediately notify and serve Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court with a copy of this Order, such service to be accomplished via email to Tee Barnes, the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Georgia, at barnest@gasupreme.us;
     IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the undersigned shall immediately notify and serve a copy of the order on the judges and clerks of all courts sitting within the jurisdictions affected and on the clerks of the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court, such service to be accomplished through reasonable means to assure expeditious receipt; and
     IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the undersigned shall give notice of the issuance of this Order to the affected parties, counsel for the affected parties, and the public.
     IT IS SO ORDERED this 20th day of May, 2020.

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