A widespread Zoom outage is not only affecting the first day of school for many across the nation, it’s also affecting courtrooms.
Zoom is investigating the problems that started around 7:30 a.m., according to USA Today. People are experiencing difficulty logging in and Zoom recommends checking their website for updates. As of now, Zoom has restored usage for all users.
The Michigan Supreme Court announced on Twitter that the Zoom outage is preventing the courts from starting and joining meetings. The courts across Michigan are running again and are in discussions with Zoom to prevent the outage from happening again, according to John Nevin, public information officer of the Michigan Supreme Court.
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The Michigan Supreme Court’s judges and other court officers utilize about 1000 Zoom licenses, said Nevin. Since the end of March, they have held over 750,000 hours of Zoom meetings.