Monday, February 24, 2020

Emergency notification system announced for New York courts.

Under the New York Courts Emergency Alert Portal, court users and members of the public can receive emergency related information and notifications regarding the state courts. These notices will include updates on court closings and delayed openings due to weather or other emergency conditions.

All counties of New York State are included in the portal, and users can decide which counties they would like to receive alerts about (information is not available for Town, Village or U.S. Federal courts).

Messages can be received by email, text message and/or a telephone call.

There is no cost to join. However, standard data fees and text messaging rates may apply.

During a brief transition period, the courts will be sending out alerts through both Twitter and the Portal. Effective approximately March 15, 2020, the court system will no longer use Twitter to send out these emergency notices.

For more information, including how to sign up for this service, click here.