List of Federal Courts Issuing Orders on the Coronavirus

The Federal Docket

March 18, 2020

Federal courts across the country are grappling with what steps to take as the coronavirus continues spreading across the country. Jury trials and grand jury proceedings have been suspended for two weeks to a month, as have many hearings and pretrial conferences. Some courts have continued in certain capacities, but it has largely varied district-by-district. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has put together a task force to help manage the crisis and provide guidance to judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the people who come through the courts.

There has also been a list released on the U.S. Courts’ website that lists the federal courts that have issued orders or updates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here for the U.S. Courts’ list of appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts that have closed or limited their functions.

Click here to read the article from NPR.


Tom Church - Tom is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing on criminal defense and civil trials. Tom is the author of "The Federal Docket" and is a contributor to Mercer Law Review's Annual Survey in the areas of federal sentencing guidelines and criminal law. Tom graduated with honors from the University of Georgia Law School where he served as a research assistant to the faculty in the areas of constitutional law and civil rights litigation. Read Tom's reviews on AVVO. Follow Tom on Linkedin.

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