"We in the judicial branch will do our best to serve the public in these unprecedented times of a global pandemic and recession," Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye said.
At least 31 California counties home to 80 percent of the state's residents have kept COVID-19 emergency bail schedules to help curb the spread of the virus in jails and surrounding communities during the pandemic, according to data from superior courts.
Since April, the state Supreme Court rolled a large screen television into its San Francisco courtroom to conduct oral arguments.
Delayed by COVID-19 for nearly three months in most parts of the state, jury trials are resuming in counties large and small.
Guide addresses more than 200 questions and topics related to facilities, personnel, jury management, case management and processing, and communications.