On May 19, 2020 the U.S. District Court issued an amended Order continuing civil and criminal proceedings.
In summary, the amended Order states that:
- All civil and criminal proceedings requiring live hearings are continued until Monday July 6, 2020.
- Under certain circumstances, felony pleas or sentencings may be held through Video Teleconference (“VTC”) or teleconferencing.
- The Court will continue to use VTC or teleconferences to hold eligible civil and criminal proceedings.
- Judges and magistrates may order counsel to provide, via motion, updates on status of cases.
- Judges may continue to issue case management, dispositive, and non dispositive orders.
- The Court extends the terms and conditions of its Visitor Entry Protocol until July 6, 2020.
- All employees and visitors are required to wear a face mask or face covering while in the courthouse, and this policy will continue to be effective until further notice.
- The Clerk’s Office will continue to be open on a limited schedule of Tuesdays and Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. During regular business hours, all court employees will telework.
- The Court may issue other orders concerning future continuances as necessary and appropriate.
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