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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Information and Announcements

Effective March 17, 2020: The United States District Court for the District of Columbia is limiting court operations in consideration of the exigent circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Standing Order 21-42: In Re: Updated Access Restrictions and Masking Protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic (July 15, 2021)

COVID-19 Standing Order 21-33: In re: fifth extension of authorization for use of video teleconferencing and teleconferencing for certain criminal and juvenile delinquency proceedings (June 11, 2021)

COVID-19 Standing Order 21-28: In Re: Media Access to Video Exhibits in Pretrial Capitol Cases (May 14, 2021)

COVID-19 Standing Order 21-20: modified restrictions on access to courthouse during the COVID-19 Pandemic  (April 2, 2021)

Notice- Restricted Access to Courthouse  (April 2, 2021)

COVID-19 Standing Order 21-14: In re: Fourth extension of authorization for the use of video teleconferencing and teleconferencing for certain criminal and juvenile delinquency proceedings  (March 16, 2021)

COVID-19 Standing Order 21-10: limited resumption of criminal jury trials in light of current circumstances relating to the COVID-19 pandemic  (March 5, 2021)

COVID-19  Continuity of Operations Plan for COVID-19 (with Appendices). Link to update Appendix 8 Plan for Resumption of Jury Trials During March 15, 2021 to August 31, 2021  (March 4, 2021)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-93: Sixth Extension of Postponed Jury Trials due to ongoing exigent circumstances  (December 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-92: Third extension of authorization for use of video teleconferencing  (December 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-91: Adjustment to fifth extension of postponed jury trials due to ongoing exigent circumstances and temporary suspension of authority to administer the oath of allegiance to new citizens  (November 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic (with Appendices)  Link to Updated Appendix 8  (November 20, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-89: Fifth extension of postponed jury trials due to ongoing exigent circumstances caused by COVID-19 Pandemic  (November 6, 2020)

COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic (with Appendices)  Link to Updated Appendix 7  (October 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-75: Second extension of authorization for use of video teleconference and teleconferencing for certain criminal and juvenile delinquency proceedings (September 23, 2020)

COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic (with Appendices)  Link to Updated Appendix 7  (September 11, 2020)

Court Operations: Transition to Phase 2 Beginning September 14, 2020  (September 11, 2020)

COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic (with Appendices)  Link to Updated Appendix 8  (August 10, 2020)

Courthouse Visitor Entry Requirements: Temperature Check and Face Mask  (August 10, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-68: Fourth further extension of postponed court proceedings due to ongoing exigent circumstances caused by COVID-19 pandemic  (August 10, 2020)

COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic (with Appendices)  (July 15, 2020)

COVID-19 Public Summary of COOP Plan  (July 15, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-62: Third Further Extension of Postponed Court Proceedings Due to Ongoing Exigent Circumstances Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic  (July 9, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-55: Partial Sequestration of Grand Juries 19-1, 19-5 and 20-1 for Purposes of Providing Lunch and Minimize Risk of Exposure to and Community Transmission of COVID-19  (June 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-54: First Extension of Authorization for Use of Video Teleconferencing and Teleconferencing for Certain Criminal and Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings  (June 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-30: Reporting to the U.S. Marshals Service of COVID-19 status of defendants detained per order of this Court and housed in the DC Department of Corrections  (May 28, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-29: Extension of Postponed Court Proceedings  (May 26. 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-27: Administrative and Civil Forfeiture Proceedings  (May 5, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-26: Face Coverings or Masks  (April 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-20: Public and Media Access to Judicial Proceedings during COVID-19 Pandemic  (April 8, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-19: Extension of Postponed Court Proceedings  (April 2, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-18: Suspension of Process Service by U.S. Marshals Service  (March 31, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-17: Use of Teleconferencing and Videoconferencing  (March 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-13: The Temporary Suspension of Exclusive Authority to Administer the Oath of Allegiance to New Citizens (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-12: Interim Voucher for CJA  (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-9: Court Operations  (March 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Standing Order 20-8: Entrance Protocols  (March 13, 2020)

Notice – Restricted Access to Courthouse  (March 12, 2020)

 

Link to Public and Media Access to Court Proceedings during COVID-19 Emergency

Link to National Audio Streaming Pilot Program

Link to COVID-19 Clerk's Office Operations Information

Link to COVID-19 Jury Information

Link to COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic (with Appendices)

Link to Judiciary Preparedness for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Link to Frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) about resumption of criminal trials during the period of March 22 to August 31, 2021