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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland has issued Standing Order 2021-10 regarding its COVID-19 vaccination policy.  Effective September 8, 2021, all persons entering U.S. Courthouses in this District, except for criminal defendants, sitting and prospective Grand and Petit Jurors, and lay witnesses in criminal cases, must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless granted a medical or religious exemption.  On an interim basis, persons seeking to enter a Courthouse who are unvaccinated, or who are not fully vaccinated, may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered no more than 72 hours prior to seeking entry.  

The Clerk of Court has issued this memorandum providing additional information concerning this policy.  As discussed in the memorandum, the Court has a Certificate of Vaccination Form available for persons seeking to visit the Courthouses.  Please review these materials prior to coming to the Courthouses.  Persons not fully vaccinated who cannot demonstrate proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within the preceding 72 hours will not be admitted.