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COVID-19 Court Procedures

We continue to monitor state and federal courts' responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) and will update this page as new information becomes available.

United States Courts

View a list of links to all federal court websites and links to court orders, court operations and other information. 

U.S. District Court District of Connecticut COVID-19 Guidance

News from the Third United States Judicial Circuit (March 19, 2020)

Delaware

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has compiled a list of of current order orders and notices here

State of Delaware Ninth Modification of the Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat (April 1, 2020)

Statement from the Court of Chancery Concerning Supreme Court Administrative Order No.3 (March 23, 2020)

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware Temporary Closing of J. Caleb Boggs U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building (Mach 19, 2020)

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware Courthouse Access During the COVID-19 Outbreak (March 17, 2020)

Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware Standing Order No.2 Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures (March 16, 2020)

Supreme Court of the State of Delaware COVID-19 Precautionary Measures (March 16, 2020)

Superior Court of the State of Delaware Standing Order No.2 Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures (March 15, 2020)

Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Declares Judicial Emergency (March 14, 2020)

Supreme Court of the State of Delaware Order Declaring a Judicial Emergency (March 13, 2020)

Massachusetts

News and information on actions being taken by Massachusetts state courts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

New Jersey

Supreme Court of New Jersey: State Court Operations (March 27, 2020)

Court Closures for New Jersey State and Federal Courts (Updated March 28, 2020)

New York

Coronavirus and the New York State Courts

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

New York State Unified Court System Press Release: Virtual Courts Up and Running Statewide (April 6, 2020)

Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts (March 22, 2020)

Court Closures for New York State and Federal Courts (Updated March 20, 2020)

Pennsylvania

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania provides up-to-date information for each county and how they are responding to the pandemic.

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil, Notice to the Bar Re: Postponement of Civil Jury Trials Date Certain Scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020 (April 3, 2020)

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Administrative Governing Board of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania In re: Continuation of Judicial Emergency (April 1, 2020)

In the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Western District In re: General Statewide Judicial Emergency Second Supplemental Order (April 1, 2020)

In the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Western District In re: General Statewide Judicial Emergency - Supreme Court Operations (March 30, 2020)

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County Orphan's Court Division (March 25, 2020)

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania In re: Temporary Closing of the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia (March 25, 2020)

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania In re: General Statewide Judicial Emergency (March 24, 2020)

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County In re: Postponement of Philadelphia Sheriff's Tax Sales Scheduled on April 2, 15, 21, and 23, 2002 (March 24, 2020)

The Philadelphia Court’s E-filing system has been restored as of 3PM on Monday, 3/23; time calculations for the purposes of time computation relevant to court cases or other judicial business, as well as time deadlines, are suspended. 

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Administrative Governing Board In re: Emergency Custody Petitions (March 23, 2020)

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County Philadelphia Municipal Court In re: Civil E-Filing Essential Functions (March 23, 2020)

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania In re: Closing of the Scranton Division (March 23, 2020)

In-Person Requirement Suspended for Court Reporters (March 21, 2020)

First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil, Notice to the Bar (Saturday March 21, 2020)

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania In re: Courthouse Access During the COVID-19 Outbreak (March 20, 2020)

The Court of Common Please of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania In re: Judicial Emergency Order (March 19, 2020)

The Court of Common Please of Delaware County, Pennsylvania In re: 32nd Judicial District Jury Trial and Jury Duty Cancellations (March 18, 2020)

The Court of Common Please of Delaware County, Pennsylvania In re: 32nd Judicial District Civil Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols (March 18, 2020) 

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Standing Order In re: Electronic Filing of Complaints in Civil Cases (March 17, 2020)

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Standing Order No. 20-3 Closing of the Harrisburg Division (March 18, 2020)

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Declaration of Judicial Emergency (March 17, 2020)

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Western District General Statewide Judicial Emergency declaration (March 16, 2020)

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Judiciary (April 7, 2020)

Superior Court Administrative Order No. 2020-03, Assignment of Duty Justices and Magistrates During Pandemic Event Through April 17, 2020 (March 18, 2020)

Workers' Compensation Court Administrative Order No. 2020-02, Actions During Pandemic Event Through April 17, 2020 (March 18, 2020)

Family Court Administrative Order No. 2020-01, Suspension of Calendars (March 18, 2020)

Supreme Court Executive Order 2020-05 – Changes to Supreme Court Clerk’s Office Operations COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

Rhode Island Supreme Court Executive Order (March 17, 2020)

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