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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

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware In re: Court Operations under the Exigent Circumstances created by COVID-19 (April 17, 2020)

Judicial Emergency and Closure of all Delaware Court facilities to the public extended to May 14, 2020 (April 14, 2020)

Supreme Court of the State of Delaware In re: COVID-19 Precautionary Measures (April 14, 2020)

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)

In the Superior Court in the State of Delaware Amended Standing Order No.4 Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures (March 31, 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)

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

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey COVID-19: Orders, Procedures and Changes can be found here

Court Closures for New York and New Jersey State and Federal Courts (Updated July 6, 2020)

Notice to the Bar COVID-19- Second Omnibus Order on Court Operations and Legal Practice (April 24, 2020)

In the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey In re: Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Standing Order 2020-09 (April 17, 2020)

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

Supreme Court of the State of New York Notice of Essential Filings

Court Closures for New York and New Jersey State and Federal Courts (Updated July 6, 2020)

State of New York Unified Court Systems Memorandum to All Trial Court Justices and Judges re Additional Steps (April 30, 2020)

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)

Pennsylvania

Information about Pennsylvania state and federal courts' responses to COVID-19 can be found here

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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