US and State Courthouse Updates and News

News and information on actions being taken by US courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

 

The Superior Courts of California

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

Updates and information regarding novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

More here – http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/Pages.aspx/COVID-19

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Alpine

More here – https://www.alpine.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Amador

Novel coronavirus (COVID‐19) – Court updates and information

More here – http://www.amadorcourt.org/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Butte

More here – https://www.buttecourt.ca.gov/default.cfm

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Calaveras

More here – http://www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Colusa

The Court remains open during normal business hours: 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

More here – http://www.colusa.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa

More here – http://www.cc-courts.org/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Del Norte

More here – http://www.delnorte.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

More here – http://www.eldoradocourt.org/generalinfo/news-notices-procurements.html

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Fresno

The Superior Court of California continues to closely monitor state and local responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Court will follow the guidance of state and local public health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), available here

At this time, there are no changes to normal court operations within the Court. Any future changes or updates will be posted on this website and communicated as appropriate. Any changes in court operations will be based on the guidance provided by public health agencies. If you have recently traveled from an area with widespread COVID-19 contagion and you have symptoms of the disease (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please contact your healthcare provider for details on how to proceed with proper medical care. 

If you have been summoned to report to court for Jury Service:
  • If you are summoned for jury service and are experiencing any acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath, headaches), flu-like symptoms, have a fever, or are coughing or sneezing, please do not report for jury service. Instead, contact the Jury Office at (559) 457-1600 to reschedule your service to a later date.
If you are scheduled to appear in court for Any Reason other Than Jury Service:
  • If you are scheduled to appear in court for any reason other than jury service and are experiencing any acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath), flu-like symptoms, have a fever or are coughing or sneezing, please do not come to court. Instead, contact your attorney, if applicable, or the appropriate courthouse department.

 

Additional COVID-19 Resources and Updates:
  1. World Health Organization 
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  3. California Department of Public Health 
  4. Fresno County Public Health Department

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Glenn

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Court Updates and Information. View public notice (pdf)

More here – http://www.glenncourt.ca.gov/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt

Court business continues to function normally at this time for all case types. Please review the resources below.

Jury Duty status can be checked online at https://jury.humboldt.courts.ca.gov/login, by texting (707) 204-0473, or by calling our Jury Services office at (707) 269-1270. If you are ill, please do not appear for Jury Service and instead utilize one of the above options to reschedule your appearance.

Traffic payments may be made online 24-7 at http://payments.humboldt.courts.ca.gov/

Chief Justice Issues Statement on Emergency Response in California Courts

Humboldt State University COVOID-19 information

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Imperial

Temporary Changes to Court Operations – http://www.imperial.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Kern

More here – https://www.kern.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Kings

More here – https://www.kings.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Lake

More here – https://www.lake.courts.ca.gov/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

  • No new jurors will be summoned for any Civil or Criminal jury trials for the next 30 days;
  • The trial Judge for any jury trial in session may exercise his or her discretion to either continue the trial or declare a mistrial;
  • The trial Judge for any non-jury trial in session may exercise his or her discretion to either continue the trial or declare a mistrial; and
  • Self-help centers will be closed tomorrow, except for telephone assistance with restraining order preparation by calling (213) 830-0845.
  • Judges were encouraged to consider ways to achieve social distancing in their courtrooms by offering telephonic appearances and other strategies to reduce courtroom traffic;
  • More info at LA Superior Court’s Twitter Account
  • Complete News Release: Click Here
  • More here –http://www.lacourt.org/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Madera

More here – http://madera.courts.ca.gov/MaderaCOVID19.htm

 

Superior Court of California, County of Marin

More here – http://www.marincourt.org/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Mariposa

The Superior Court of Mariposa County continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. 

The court is following the guidance provided by the Judicial Council, the California Department of Public Health, the Mariposa County Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the virus. If you are currently experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, please consider the following options that are available to minimize your need to come to the courthouse:

  • Contact your attorney so that he or she can request a continuance
  • Contact the court by email at COVID19@mariposacourt.org or telephone the court between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (209) 966-2005 and let us know who you are, your case number (if you know it), and when you are scheduled for court.
  • Telephonic appearances are available in most Civil and Probate cases. You may arrange a telephonic appearance by calling Court Call at 1-888-88COURT.
  • Traffic Trials by Declaration: Traffic tickets can be contested through a formal written process. Details on how to do this are available on the court’s website or by calling the Court Clerk’s Office at (209) 966-2005.
  • Traffic tickets and criminal fines can be paid online or by mail. Details are available on the court’s website or by calling the Court’s Collection Office at (209) 966-5711. Court website: http://mariposacourt.org

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino

More here – https://www.mendocino.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Merced

More here – https://www.mercedcourt.org/COVID-19.shtml

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Modoc

More here – https://www.modoc.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Mono

More here – https://www.mono.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Monterey

More here – https://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Napa

More here – http://www.napa.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada

More here – http://nccourt.net/onlinesvcs/covid.shtml

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Orange

More here – http://www.occourts.org/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Placer

More here – http://www.placer.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Riverside

More here: https://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/PublicNotices/COVID-19-Virus-Response.php

 

Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

More here: https://www.saccourt.ca.gov/general/coronavirus.aspx

 

The Superior Court of California, County of San Benito

More here – http://www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino

More here – https://www.sb-court.org/

 

Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,2053814&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

 

Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco

https://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/general-info/Information-Regarding-Coronavirus-And-Court-Operations

 

The Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin

More here – https://www.sjcourts.org/

 

Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo

Court Information Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

Options to avoid physically coming to a courthouse:

If you are currently experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (or any flu-like symptoms) and have business with the court, please consider the following options that are available to you to minimize the need to come to a courthouse:

– Criminal or Traffic: Email: SLOCRIM@slo.courts.ca.gov

– Juvenile: Email SLOJUV@slo.courts.ca.gov

If you are sick or experiencing symptoms and have a hearing or matter scheduled, please contact your attorney. If you are not represented please call 805-706-3600 to contact the Court Division in which your hearing is scheduled.

More here: https://www.slo.courts.ca.gov/4802.htm

 

Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo

Updates and Information Regarding Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Traffic Court users who want to set a court date by phone (for most hearings, except for trials) may do so by calling: 408-556-3000 (press 1, then 5, then 8)

Check the status of your matter at http://www.scscourt.org/online_services/case_info.shtml

More here – http://www.sanmateocourt.org/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara

Updates and Information Regarding Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.sbcourts.org/gi/covid19.shtm

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the following webpages:

  • Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Coronavirus Disease Public Information Portal:

https://publichealthsbc.org/

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

  • California Department of Public Health:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/

Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

 

The Superior Court of California County of Santa Clara

More here – http://www.scscourt.org/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz

Notice re: Infectious Diseases and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) If you are currently experiencing flu-like symptoms such as a fever associated with COVID-19 (or any flu-like symptoms) and have business with the court, please consider the following options that are available to you to minimize coming to the courthouse.

More here – https://www.santacruzcourt.org/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Shasta

More here – http://www.shasta.courts.ca.gov/

 

Superior Court of California, County of Sierra

The Superior Court of California, County of Sierra continues to closely monitor state and local responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will follow the guidance provided by the state public health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Information regarding coronavirus (COVID -19) and court operations: https://www.sierra.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou

More here – http://www.siskiyou.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Solano

More here – https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

The Supreme Court continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation.  The court is following guidance provided by the Judicial Council, the Department of Public Health, and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the virus. More here – http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus

More here – http://www.stanct.org/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Sutter

More here – http://www.suttercourts.com/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Tehama

More here – https://www.tehama.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Trinity

More here – https://www.trinity.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Tulare

More here – http://www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Ventura

COURT CLOSED

The Presiding Judge of the Superior Court has ordered court closure due to the COVID-19 local emergency.

More here – http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Superior Court of California, County of Yolo

If you are currently experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or any other communicable infectious diseases and have business with the court, please consider the following options that are available to you to minimize coming to the courthouse:

  • Online and/or over-the-phone payments (530-406-6703)
  • Reschedule your jury service via email JuryInfo@yolo.courts.ca.gov or phone (530-406-6828)
  • Schedule a telephonic appearance with CourtCall, click here or by calling 888-882-6878
  • Assistance from the Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator is available online. Please email your questions to SelfHelp@yolo.courts.ca.gov and allow 2 business days for a response.  Notice: We are unable to communicate with the judge for you; also, we are unable to represent you and cannot act as your attorney.
  • For your convenience, Yolo Superior Court’s outdoor service windows are now open for both payments and filings.

More here – https://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/

 

The Federal Courts of California

 

United States District Court for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the Central District of California continues to closely monitor the national response to the respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We would like to assure the public that we are following all the recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure the safety and health of our customers and staff.
If you are required to appear in court or are called as a juror, and are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, have a fever, are coughing or sneezing, please contact the court before appearing. The court will make reasonable accommodations and reschedule appearances and hearings as needed.
Effective immediately and until further notice, the Court grants to mediators the authority to excuse a party, a party’s representative, or an attorney from in-person attendance at a mediation conducted under General Order No. 11-10. At the discretion of the assigned mediator, mediations held through the Court’s ADR Program may be conducted by video or telephone conference.

More here – https://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/

 

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) and Court Operations and Restrictions:

http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caednew/index.cfm/news/information-regarding-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-and-court-operations/

If you have a scheduled appointment or you are otherwise required to appear at one of the courthouses in the Eastern District of California, and you are unable to appear because of the restrictions in General Order 610, please CLICK HERE. More here – http://www.caed.uscourts.gov/caednew/

 

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19 and General Orders 72 and 73

https://cand.uscourts.gov/

 

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Information regarding coronavirus disease (COVID -19) and court operations:

https://www.casd.uscourts.gov/covid19.aspx

 

 

The Superior Court of Alabama

 

Alabama State Supreme Court

More here – http://judicial.alabama.gov/Appellate/SupremeCourt

 

The Federal Courts of Alabama

 

United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the United States District Court For information regarding visitors to the courthouses in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, click on the following links: 

Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

General Order Regarding Restrictions on Visitors to Courthouses effective March 11, 2020

More here – https://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/

 

United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and United States District Court (March 10, 2020) – https://www.alsd.uscourts.gov/news/information-regarding-coronavirus-covid-19-and-united-states-district-court

More here – https://www.alsd.uscourts.gov/

 

United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Information Regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and United States District Court (March 12, 2020) – http://www.almd.uscourts.gov/news/information-regarding-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-and-united-states-district-court

More here – http://www.almd.uscourts.gov/news

 

The Court System Of Alaska

If you are sick or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not come to the court. If you are scheduled to come to court for jury service or other official business, call your local courthouse to inform them and determine the best course of action. Communication is key! You can find your local court’s contact information at https://courts.alaska.gov/courtdir/index.htm
COVID-19 Response – http://courts.alaska.gov/main/response.htm

 

The Federal Courts Of Alaska

 

United States District Court for the District of Alaska

Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by Coronavirus Disease

This General Order is being issued in response to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the well-documented concerns surrounding this virus. The President of the United States has declared a public health emergency in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the Governor of the State of Alaska has declared a public health emergency throughout the state. In order to protect public health through the aim of reducing the size of public gatherings, as well as balancing the fair administration of justice, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that unless a separate effective date is otherwise indicated in this order, effective Monday, March 16, 2020:

Miscellaneous General Order 20-6

More here – https://www.akd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Superior Court Of Arizona

 

Arizona state Supreme Court Order in Response to COVID-19

PHOENIX – Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel issued Administrative Order 2020-47 providing Arizona’s courts and the public with direction on court operations in response to COVID-19. The Order includes direction for in-person proceedings, empaneling juries, limiting access to courthouses and courtrooms, implementing social distancing, continuing matters, and using technology to continue court operations. Extensions of time are permitted during this public health event in defined situations and proceedings. The Order gives the superior court presiding judge in each county authority to take steps locally as needed to ensure access to justice while reducing exposure to the spread of COVID-19. 

Arizona’s courts remain open. These actions are intended to reduce the number of visitors to courthouses and to temporarily transition to alternative business operations with the least disruption to services while maintaining individuals’ Constitutional and statutory rights. The Order directs courts to notify the public of local directives using the most effective means available. The Administrative Office of the Courts has established a COVID-19 information page online at https://www.azcourts.gov/covid19/. Available statewide and local updates will be posted throughout this rapidly-changing public health event. Updates will also be posted on the Arizona Supreme Court’s social media outlets, noted below.

More here – www.azcourts.gov.

 

The Federal Courts Of Arizona

 

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

General Orders and Notice Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Court Operations

Please see the attached General Orders and Notice, regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19. General Order 20-10, General Order 20-11, General Order 20-12

More here https://www.azd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Superior Court Of Arkansas

Arkansas state Supreme Court Statement on Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) and the Courts https://www.arcourts.gov/arkansas-supreme-court-statement-novel-coronavirus-outbreak-and-courts

 

The Federal Courts Of Arkansas

 

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas hereby activates a modified version of its Pandemic Concept of Operations Plan to address the COVID-19 virus https://www.are.uscourts.gov/sites/are/files/AdminOrder032020.pdf

More here – https://www.are.uscourts.gov/

 

United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

More here – https://www.arwd.uscourts.gov/

 

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

All COVID-19 news – https://www.arb.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Colorado

 

Colorado Judicial Branch COVID-19 Important Announcements

As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Colorado develops, the Judicial Department is continually working to balance legitimate public health considerations with the necessity to maintain fair and effective administration of justice for citizens and communities in our state. 

Please click on the links below to access the information for the court in your particular jurisdiction.  In some cases, you may need to contact the court directly for more information. 

March 16 court operations order by Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats

District Courts and County Courts:

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Choose.cfm

 

Colorado Supreme Court:

https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Prose_fax_email_filing_guidelines.pdf

 

Colorado Court of Appeals:

https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_Of_Appeals/Index.cfm

More here – https://www.courts.state.co.us/

 

The Federal Courts Of Colorado

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

ORDERED by the United States District Court for the District of Colorado that, effective immediately, all civil, criminal petit, and grand jury selections and jury trials scheduled to commence now through April 3, 2020 before any district or magistrate judge in any courthouse in the District of Colorado are CONTINUED pending further order of the assigned judicial officer. GO 2020-2 is available HERE 

More here – http://www.cod.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Connecticut

Connecticut state Judicial Branch COVID-19 Updates

The Judicial Branch has implemented various measures as a result of concern over the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus and in recognition of the public health emergency declaration Governor Lamont issued. It is also important to note, in the clearest terms possible, that the courts of the State of Connecticut are open and will remain open.

More here – https://jud.ct.gov/COVID19.htm

 

The Federal Courts Of Connecticut

United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

More here – http://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Superior Court Of Delaware

The Superior Court of Delaware (COVID-19)
More here – https://courts.delaware.gov/superior/

 

The Federal Courts Of Delaware

United States District Court for the District of Delaware

COVID 19 Notice – https://www.ded.uscourts.gov/news/covid-19-notice

More here – https://www.ded.uscourts.gov/

 

The Superior Courts Of Florida

Florida State Supreme Court

More here – https://www.floridasupremecourt.org/

 

The Federal Courts Of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

COVID-19 Court Operations – https://www.flnb.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

More here – https://www.flmd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

More here – https://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Administrative Office Of Georgia

Georgia State Administrative Office of the Courts COVID-19 News and information

https://georgiacourts.gov/covid-19-preparedness/

 

The Federal Courts Of Georgia

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

More here – http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

More herehttp://www.gand.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

COVID 19: Public Health and Safety

The Middle District of Georgia is still open for business. All jury trials have been continued for 60 days. COVID-19 courthouse entry restrictions have been put in place and you will not be allowed entry into our courthouses if any of the following apply:

  • You or someone you have been in close contact with in the last 14 days have been to any of the Level 3 countries. Currently, this is China, Iran, South Korea, and all European countries.
  • You have been on a cruise within the last 14 days.
  • You or someone you live with has been asked to self-quarantine by any healthcare provider.
  • You or someone you have had contact with has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Please contact the clerk’s office at the contact information on this website if you require assistance and are unable to enter for health reasons.

Standing Order 2020-01, In re: COVID-19 Public Health & Safety

More here – https://www.gamd.uscourts.gov/

 

United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

In order to protect public health, including the health of court employees, parties, and court participants, the Court finds it necessary to adjust its operating procedures.

Please click here to view information pertaining to COVID-19. This will be updated as information becomes available. More here – https://www.gasd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of Hawaii

Hawaii Judiciary Updates Regarding COVID-19

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/covid-19-information-page#Num1

For more information, contact the Communications and Community Relations Office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.hawaii.gov.

 

The Federal Courts Of Hawaii

United States District Court – District of Hawaii

In response to the COVID-19 public emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines recommending against gatherings of fifty or more persons, effective March 15, 2020. On March 16, 2020, President Trump cautioned that gatherings should be limited to ten persons or fewer. Further, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020; President Trump declared the outbreak to constitute a national emergency on March 13, 2020; and Hawaii State Governor David Ige declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2020.

The Court has weighed the right of the public to open access to the court against the need to protect the safety of the public, including the health of all those entering and working in the court. More here – https://www.hid.uscourts.gov/dsp_newsroom.cfm?pid=3&mid=123

 

The Superior Courts Of Idaho

Idaho State Supreme Court Response To Covid-19 Emergency

More here – https://isc.idaho.gov/

 

The Federal Courts Of Idaho

United States District Court for the District of Idaho

More here – https://www.id.uscourts.gov/clerks/covid-19/Public_Information.cfm

 

The Judicial Branch Of Illinois

Illinois state Judicial Branch COVID-19 Information and Updates

The Illinois Judicial Branch continues to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. It is important to have reliable information when dealing with a public health emergency. The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control are two verified sources for information on COVID-19. Court users and employees are reminded to take the same precautions that would be used during any flu season (wash your hands thoroughly, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and stay home if you are feeling sick). Please refer back to this page as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Recent Updates http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Administrative/covid-19.asp

For more information, please visit the websites listed below:

Illinois Department of Public Health   

Centers for Disease Control

 

The Federal Courts Of Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Illinois

More here – http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/news/news7.htm

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

More here – https://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

More here – https://www.ilcd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

More here – https://www.ilsd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Indiana

Indiana State judicial branch COVID-19 Responses and Resources

https://www.in.gov/judiciary/5575.htm

Indiana’s Novel Coronavirus Response

https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/

Important Information:

Governor Announces Steps to Protect Hoosiers

State of Indiana Guidance Document for Gatherings

 

The Federal Courts Of Indiana

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

More here – https://www.innd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

More here – https://www.insd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Iowa

More here – https://www.iowacourts.gov/iowa-courts/covid-19-information-and-updates/

 

The Federal Courts Of Iowa

United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

More here – https://www.iand.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

More here – https://www.iasd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Kansas

Kansas Supreme Court restricts Judicial Center access, cancels March oral arguments:

https://www.kscourts.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/Featured/Kansas-Supreme-Court-restricts-Judicial-Center-acc

 

The Federal Courts Of Kansas

IMPORTANT NOTICE: District of Kansas Information Regarding the Novel Coronavirus

http://ksd.uscourts.gov/index.php/2020/03/13/important-notice-district-of-kansas-information-regarding-the-novel-coronavirus/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Kentucky

Kentucky state COVID-19 and the Courts

The Judicial Branch is preparing for a potential COVID-19 outbreak in Kentucky. We’re closely monitoring the situation through the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Should the threat escalate, the state court system will follow the lead of the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Executive and Legislative branches in determining the threshold for closures. More here – https://kycourts.gov/pages/Coronavirus.aspx

 

The Federal Courts Of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

More here – http://www.kyed.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

More here – https://www.kywd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Superior Courts Of Louisiana

Louisiana State Supreme Court

In response to the public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Supreme Court is posting Orders and information from Louisiana’s courts on its website, www.lasc.org and www.lasc.org/COVID19.  We ask and encourage all who are seeking information on Louisiana courts and the COVID-19 pandemic to visit the Supreme Court’s website for information. More here – http://www.lasc.org/press_room/press_releases/2020/2020-04.asp

 

The Federal Courts Of Louisiana

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

http://www.laed.uscourts.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-orders-and-notices

United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

More here – https://www.lamd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

More here – https://www.lawd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Maine

Maine state Judicial Branch COVID-19

The Maine Judicial Branch is closely monitoring the coronavirus known as COVID-19. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, all courthouses remain open to the public although many proceedings have been postponed or canceled. Please see Emergency Order and Notice Court Safety and Coronavirus (COVID-19). More here – https://www.courts.maine.gov/covid19.shtml

 

The Federal Courts Of Maine

The United States District Court for the District of Maine

More here – https://www.med.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of Maryland

Maryland Judiciary Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

https://www.courts.state.md.us/coronavirusupdate

 

The Federal Courts Of Maryland

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland

More here – https://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

More here – http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/news-announcements

 

The State Courts Of Massachusetts

Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

https://www.mass.gov/guides/court-system-response-to-covid-19#-court-orders-

 

The Federal Courts Of Massachusetts

United States District Court – District of Massachusetts

More here – http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/

 

The Superior Courts Of Michigan

Michigan State Supreme Court Response to Coronavirus

All courts are still handling emergencies.

Some courts have closed business operations to the public via local administrative order.

Click HERE to access those LAOs.

Note:  We are frequently updating the list as new LAOs are received.

The Michigan Supreme Court has provided recommendations to local courts that are being implemented based on the inp​ut of emergency management, public health officials, and funding units. For details on their implementation plans, please contact your local court.

Click this map to access contact information for courts statewide.​ 

More here – https://courts.michigan.gov/News-Events/Pages/COVID-19.aspx

 

The Federal Courts Of Michigan

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

More here – https://www.mied.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

More here – https://www.miwd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Minnesota

Minnesota State Judicial Branch continues to monitor the most current statements and recommendations regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Minnesota.

COVID-19 Information Sign up to receive updates

More here – http://www.mncourts.gov/Emergency.aspx

 

The Federal Courts Of Minnesota

United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

More here – https://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of Mississippi

Mississippi State Judiciary COVID-19

More here – https://courts.ms.gov/

 

The Federal Courts Of Mississippi

United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

More here – https://www.mssd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

More here – https://www.msnd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of Missouri

Missouri State Judiciary Responses to Coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a significant public health concern with the potential to affect daily operations in the Missouri court system. The Missouri judiciary continues to monitor the status of the virus daily and is working to lessen any impact on court operations. We are following updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the World Health Organization and will coordinate with the executive branch as we would in any potential state emergency.

More here – https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=151673

 

The Federal Courts Of Missouri

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

More here – https://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

More here – https://www.moed.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

More here – https://www.mow.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Montana

Montana State Judicial Branch

We are NOT closed and we are still available to help! Please call 444-3660 or email us at lawlibcirc@mt.gov.

More here – https://courts.mt.gov/Library  and  https://courts.mt.gov/selfhelp/ne-region

 

The Federal Courts Of Montana

The United States District Court for the District of Montana

More here – https://www.mtd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of Nebraska

Nebraska Judicial Branch Emergency Status Information

This page – https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/nebraska-judicial-branch-emergency-status-information is used for informing the public about developments in court, court office, and probation service emergencies. This emergency website will be updated regularly throughout situations where the emergency service interruptions are in effect.

Emergency Contact

NSC.JudicialBranchInformation@nebraska.gov

More here – https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/nebraska-judicial-branch-emergency-status-information and http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

 

The Federal Courts Of Nebraska

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska

More here – https://www.ned.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of Nevada

Nevada State Judiciary News – https://nvcourts.gov/News.aspx

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has advised people to take precautions in light of the coronavirus outbreak and that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. To minimize exposure to COVID-19 and avoid disruption to critical court functions, the Nevada Supreme Court and Court of Appeals have imposed visitor restrictions on its courthouses in Carson City and Las Vegas – https://nvcourts.gov/COVID-19-restrictions/

 

The Federal Courts Of Nevada

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

More here – https://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Judicial Branch

All NHJB courts are currently open and operating during their normal business hours.
All of the Judicial Branch responses to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the
COVID-19 Update and Resources page

 

The Federal Courts Of New Hampshire

United States District Court District Of New Hampshire

More here – http://www.nhd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of New Jersey

New Jersey Judiciary CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) News – https://njcourts.gov/

 

The Federal Courts Of New Jersey

United States District Court District Of New Jersey

More here – https://www.njd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of New Mexico

New Mexico State Judicial Branch Coronavirus Updates

New Mexico state courts will remain open for business although school closures have been ordered.

“Courts will take every precaution to protect the community and minimize public health risks from the coronavirus while remaining open for business,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura said. “Even during this health emergency our state court system must continue to provide essential justice services to the public guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and New Mexico.” More here – https://www.nmcourts.gov/news.aspx

 

The Federal Courts Of New Mexico

United States District Court For The District Of New Mexico

More here – https://www.nmd.uscourts.gov/news/response-coronavirus

 

The State Courts Of New York

New York State Courts Information about Coronavirus and the New York State Courts

Notice of Court Status:
If conditions warrant court closure or any change in operations, notice will be posted on the court system’s web site at: www.nycourts.gov, and at: 800-268-7869. Notifications also will be sent out via the New York Courts Alert Emergency Portal (to sign up to receive alerts, visit: www.nycourts.gov/alerts/)
If you have specific questions about your juror service, a case already in court, or you need to start a court case, call: the Coronavirus Telephone Hotline: 833-503-0447.

More here – https://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/covid.shtml

 

The Federal Courts Of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

More here – https://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

More here – https://www.nynd.uscourts.gov/public-emergency

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

More here – https://nysd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

More here – https://www.nywd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial Branch Of North Carolina

North Carolina State Judicial Branch COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

The North Carolina Judicial Branch continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation throughout the state. The Governor’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force has been preparing and responding to this situation. We will continue to collaborate with state public health partners as well as North Carolina Emergency Management to closely monitor the situation to ensure the health and safety of our courts, judicial community, and the public.

 NC Courts Largely Closed in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – March 15, 2020

 More here – https://www.nccourts.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-updates

 

The Federal Courts Of North Carolina

United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

More here – http://www.nced.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

More here – https://www.ncmd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

More here – https://www.ncwd.uscourts.gov/

United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

More here – http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Courts Of North Dakota

North Dakota State Courts COVID-19

More here – https://www.ndcourts.gov/

 

The Federal Courts Of North Dakota

United States District Court for the District of North Dakota

More here – https://www.ndd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial System Of Ohio

Ohio State Judicial System COVID-19 Resources

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the United States and now into Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is asking employers and agencies open to the public to help prevent further spread of the disease.

ODH recommends that courts should:

  • Emphasize respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees at all times;
  • Encourage employees with symptoms of acute respiratory illness to stay home and to notify a supervisor if the employee or an employee’s family member has been tested for or exposed to COVID-19;
  • Place posters that encourage staying home when sick, cough and sneeze etiquette, and hand hygiene at the entrance to your workplace and in other areas where they are likely to be seen;
  • Maintain adequate supplies of soap and water and alcohol-based hand rubs in the workplace and in places where the general public is found;
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces, such as countertops, doorknobs, workstations, courtrooms, and office equipment;
  • Plan for the cancelling of large in-person meetings, training, and non-essential travel; and
  • Implement plans to continue essential court functions with limited resources should you operate with higher than usual absenteeism or if critical supply chains are interrupted.

More here – http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/coronavirus/default.asp  and  

 

The Federal Courts Of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

More here – https://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

More here – https://www.ohnd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

More here – https://www.ohsd.uscourts.gov/

 

State Court Network Of Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Court Network COVID-19 News

More here – https://www.oscn.net/v4/

 

The Federal Courts Of Oklahoma

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

More here – https://www.oked.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

More here – https://www.oknd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

More here – http://www.okwd.uscourts.gov/

 

State Judicial Branch Of Oregon

Oregon State Judicial Branch COVID-19

Juror Information in Regards to Coronavirus

Potential jurors who are in higher risk categories of severe illness may contact the court to reschedule their jury service.  People at higher risk include:

 

People 60 and older

People with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes

People who have weakened immune systems

People who are pregnant

If, at the time you are scheduled to appear for service, you are experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory illness, such as fever, please contact the court at the phone number provided on the jury summons to reschedule your service.

Oregon Chief Justice issues court guidelines to respond to COVID-19 – https://www.courts.oregon.gov/news/Documents/Covid-19News_3_13_20.pdf

More here – http://www.courts.state.va.us/

 

The Federal Courts Of Oregon

Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Court Operations

More here – https://www.ord.uscourts.gov/

 

The Unified Judicial System Of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System (UJS) Coronavirus Information 

The Pennsylvania Judiciary continues to monitor developments on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on court operations. We are communicating regularly with the Governor’s Office and the state Department of Health for guidance on any adjustments needed to protect the health and safety of court users and court employees. Regularly updated information is available on the PA Department of Health website. More herehttp://www.pacourts.us/ujs-coronavirus-information

 

The Federal Courts Of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

More here – https://www.paed.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

More here – https://www.pamd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

More here – https://www.pawd.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Judiciary Of Rhode Island

State courts to cancel sessions next week March 13, 2020: Beginning Monday, March 16, Rhode Island state courts will remain open during the COVID-19 public health emergency, but all court calendars will be canceled for one week, Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell announced today. 

This applies to the Supreme Court, Superior Court, Family Court, District Court, Workers’ Compensation Court and Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. Court staff are to report to work as usual. More here – https://www.courts.ri.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

The Federal Courts Of Rhode Island

More here – https://www.rid.uscourts.gov/

 

The Superior Court Of South Carolina

South Carolina State Supreme Court

As the number of coronavirus cases has increased in South Carolina, and a state of emergency has been declared, the South Carolina Judicial Branch continues to consider all aspects of court operations. More here – https://www.sccourts.org/whatsnew/displayWhatsNew.cfm?indexId=2460

 

The Federal Courts Of South Carolina

More here – https://www.scd.uscourts.gov/default.asp

 

The Unified Judicial System Of South Dakota

Supreme Court Declares a Judicial Emergency in South Dakota 

The South Dakota Supreme Court has issued the attached order declaring a judiciary emergency in South Dakota as a result of COVID-19. The order is intended as a proactive measure to enable the court system to respond swiftly to any emerging public health crisis in the courts of the state and to ensure the safety of court personnel, litigants and the public that interact with the court system. More here – https://ujs.sd.gov/

 

The Federal Courts Of South Dakota

More here – https://www.sdd.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Courts Of Tennessee

The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts is open and is prepared to assist judges, court staff, and others to the best of its ability during this coronavirus outbreak. Almost all AOC staff has the ability to work remotely and will continue to work in the office or remotely. More here – https://www.tncourts.gov/Coronavirus

 

The Federal Courts Of Tennessee

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

More here – https://www.tned.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

More here – https://www.tnmd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

More here – https://www.tnwd.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Judicial Branch Of Texas

Supreme Court / Court of Criminal Appeals Emergency Order

https://www.mass.gov/guides/court-system-response-to-covid-19#-court-orders-

 

The Federal Courts Of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

More here – http://www.txed.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

More here – http://www.txnd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

More here – https://www.txs.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

More here – https://www.txwd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of Utah

The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. Find important information on what to do about your case and where to find help on our Alerts Page due to the impact of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake and the COVID-19 outbreak. More here – https://www.utcourts.gov/

 

The Federal Courts Of Utah

More here – https://www.utd.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Judiciary Of Vermont

Vermont State Judiciary information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and court operations

Vermont Supreme Court Declares Judicial Emergency; Suspends All Non-Emergency Superior Court Hearings. More here – https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/news/information-regarding-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-and-court-operations

 

The Federal Courts Of Vermont

More here – https://www.vtd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judicial System Of Virginia

Virginia State Judicial System COVID-19 APPELLATE AND LOCAL COURT INFORMATION – http://www.courts.state.va.us/news/items/covid_19.pdf

ORDER DECLARING A JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY – http://www.courts.state.va.us/2020_0316_scv_order_declaration_of_judicial_emergency.pdf

More here – http://www.courts.state.va.us/

 

The Federal Courts Of Virginia

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Western District of Virginia

More here – http://www.vawd.uscourts.gov/court-information.aspx

United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia

More here – http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/index.htm  and  http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/locations/ale.htm

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

More here – http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Courts Of Washington

Washington State Courts COVID-19 Updates

Court Closures and Emergency Modifications to Operations – http://www.courts.wa.gov/index.cfm?fa=home.courtClosures

 

The Federal Courts Of Washington

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Eastern District of Washington

More here – https://www.waed.uscourts.gov/news

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Western District of Washington

More here – https://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/

 

The Judiciary Of West Virginia

West Virginia Judiciary COVID-19 Pandemic Response

The following documents are being issued to govern operations by courts throughout the State of West Virginia in order to protect the health and well-being of court employees, litigants, witnesses, jurors, attorneys, and the general public. Check back regularly for updates and new documents. 

3-16-20 Administrative Order 

3-12-20 COVID-19 Planning Document

More here – http://www.courtswv.gov/covid19/COVID19.html

 

The Federal Courts Of West Virginia

United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

More here – https://www.wvnd.uscourts.gov/

United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

More here – https://www.wvsd.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Court System Of Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Court System COVID-19 orders and information – https://www.wicourts.gov/

 

The Federal Courts Of Wisconsin

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

More here – https://www.wied.uscourts.gov/covid19

United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

More here – https://www.wiwd.uscourts.gov/

 

The State Judicial Branch Of Wyoming

Wyoming State Judicial Branch Coronavirus Covid-19 Updates

The Wyoming Judicial Branch is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel new coronavirus “COVID-19”. To assure the mission of the courts is met during the virus outbreak, the Wyoming Judicial Branch’s Respiratory Disease Pandemic Plan was adopted on March 11, 2020. Click here to view the Wyoming Judicial Branch’s Respiratory Disease Pandemic Plan and learn more about COVID-19.

Attorneys, litigants and members of the public who access the courts and who are or may be infected should not hesitate to let the court know of their situation so that appropriate action can be taken. The District and Circuit Courts will be responding to the expected spread of the virus as their circumstances and operations dictate. The Supreme Court will be in contact with the Department of Health and other involved agencies on a constant basis. More here – https://www.courts.state.wy.us/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

Additional Resources:

Coronavirus FAQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wyoming Department of Health

 

The Federal Courts Of Wyoming

United States District Court District Of Wyoming

Due to COVID-19, the United States District Court will be open to the public only during the hours of 10am to 3 pm until April 6th

More here – https://www.wyd.uscourts.gov/