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***AMENDED*** COVID-19 General Orders re Restrictions and Court Operations

Friday, August 21, 2020



COVID19 Best Practices for Jury Trials

The Court has entered the following general orders regarding COVID-19.  Click on the hyperlinks to see the general orders in their entirety.

General Order 20-05 dated March 16, 2020 references restrictions on visitors to the courthouse.

General Order 20-06 dated March 16, 2020 references court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19.

General Order 20-07 dated March 17, 2020 grants authorization for the U.S. Marshals Service to monitor court access by persons in custody.

General Order 20-08 dated April 1, 2020 provides for video and/or telephonic conferencing of certain criminal proceedings under the Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

General Order 20-09 dated April 6, 2020 amends General Order 20-6, continuing all jury trials, grand jury sessions and naturalization ceremonies scheduled to commence now through June 1, 2020.

General Order 20-10 dated April 9, 2020 deals with interim CJA vouchers

General Order 20-11 dated April 30, 2020 Amends General Order 20-9, continuing jury trials and naturalization proceedings through July 6, 2020.  Grand Jury sessions will resume June 9, 2020 with precautionary screening, social distancing and personal protective equipment measures.

General Order 20-12 dated May 18, 2020 re the use of face coverings or masks in the courthouse during COVID-19 pandemic.

General Order 20-14 dated June 24, 2020 Amendng GO 20-11 Amending GO 20-11 re Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

General Order 20-15 dated June 24, 2020 Reauthorizing Video Teleconferencing or Telephone Conferencing of Certain Criminal Proceedings Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

General Order 20-18 dated August 3, 2020 re jury trials, grand jury proceedings and naturalization ceremonies

General Order 20-21 dated August 21, 2020 re Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19