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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

General Orders

06/17/21     Order No. 29 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - (CARES Act Extension)

04/29/21     Order No. 28 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - (Court Operations)

03/24/21     Order No. 27 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 29 on 06-17-2021

02/12/21     Order No. 26 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 28 on 04-29-2021

01/28/21     Order No. 25 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 26 on 02/12/21

12/22/20     Order No. 24 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 27 on 03/24/21

11/25/20     Order No. 23 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - (CJA)

11/24/20     Order No. 22 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 25 on 01/28/21

11/05/20     Order No. 21 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 22 on 11/24/20

11/04/20     Order No. 20 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 22 on 11/24/20

09/25/20     Order No. 19 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 24 on 12/22/20

08/27/20     Order No. 18 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 22 on 11/24/20

06/26/20     Order No. 17 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 18 on 08/27/20

06/25/20     Order No. 16 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 19 on 09/25/20

01/11/20     Order No. 15 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - AMENDED (UPDATED January 11, 2021 - media and public access to remote court proceedings)

05/15/20     Order No. 14 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 17 on 06/26/20

05/08/20     Order No. 13 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations (federal seizures process changes)

05/08/20     Order No. 12 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations (criminal defendant signatures)

04/22/20     Order No. 11 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations (consolidated guilty plea and sentencing process)

04/20/20     Order No. 10 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations (grand jury proceedings)

04/15/20     Order No. 9 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 14 on 05/15/20

04/10/20     Order No. 8 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations (CJA interim vouchers)

04/03/20     Order No. 7 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations (pretrial process for motions to reconsider detention orders)

03/31/20     Order No. 6 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 15 on 06/24/20

03/30/20     Order No. 5 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 16 on 06/25/20

03/26/20     Order No. 4 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 17 on 06/26/20

03/23/20     Order No. 3 In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 9 on 4/15/20

03/19/20     Naturalization Ceremonies

03/17/20     Order No. 2: In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 9 on 4/15/20

03/13/20     Order No. 1: In Re: Updated Guidance to Court Operations - VACATED by General Order No. 9 on 4/15/20

 

In-Person Hearings and Jury Trial Protocols

07/23/21     Draft Protocol for Jury Trials in the District of Minnesota (updated 07/23/2021)

01/15/21     Virtual Trials: A Handbook for Attorneys

07/23/21     Protocol for In Person Hearings

 

 

Administrative Orders

05/24/21     In Re: Use of Masks or Coverings in Public Areas of a U.S. Courthouse

08/18/20     In Re: Entrance Protocol (updated 08/18/2020)

 

General Announcements & Notices

07/29/20     Preparing to Participate in a Zoom Video Conference - Updated!

04/02/20     Telephonic Hearings Procedures for the Public

03/13/20     Notice Re: COVID-19

03/13/20     COVID-19 Update – Public Health Safety Precautions

 

News Releases

03/26/21     COVID-19 News Release - CARES Extension

02/12/21     COVID-19 News Release - Court Operations

01/28/21     COVID-19 News Release - Extension of Continuation to In-person Proceedings

11/24/20     COVID-19 News Release - Update to In-person Proceedings

11/10/20     COVID-19 Press Release - Update to Clerk's Office

11/05/20     COVID-19 Press Release - Suspension of jury trials until December 31, 2020

06/26/20     COVID-19 Press Release - Update to Civil and Criminal Hearings

05/15/20     COVID-19 Press Release - General Order No. 14

05/15/20     COVID-19 Press Release - Face Mask Requirement

04/15/20     COVID-19 Response Update

03/31/20     COVID-19 Response Update

03/30/20     COVID-19 Response Update

03/26/20     COVID-19 Response Update

03/23/20     COVID-19 Response Update

03/19/20     Naturalization Ceremony Response

03/17/20     Additional COVID-19 Response

03/13/20     COVID-19 Response Update

03/11/20     COVID-19 Response Update