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COVID-19 Response - Information and Orders

On June 22, 2020, the District of Maryland entered Phase Two of its COVID-19 recovery plan.  As explained in these materials, most proceedings in the District continue to be conducted virtually, but a limited number of in-court proceedings are occurring with all appropriate safety precautions.  Although court offices remain closed to the public, members of the press and public may be admitted to the Courthouses for the limited purpose of observing in-court proceedings.  In addition, the Court is providing remote audio access for all public in-court and virtual proceedings by teleconference.  More information is available here.  

All persons seeking to enter the Courthouses must wear a face covering or mask at all times and maintain at least six feet of physical distance from others while in the building.  Visitors should also expect to be screened for flu-like symptoms, including possibly fever tested, and may be denied entry if exhibiting such symptoms.  Self-represented litigants may continue to deposit and date-stamp papers in drop boxes at the entrance to each Courthouse between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please click here for a message from Chief Judge James K. Bredar for prospective jurors outlining safety measures in place at both courthouses in the District of Maryland.

A complete list of all COVID-19 related orders currently in effect is found below.  This page will be updated as additional changes are made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.