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COVID-19 & Court Operations

This page contains specific information related to the Court's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although public access to Court is restricted, the Court is 100% operational. Court staff can be reached by phone via the Clerk’s Office main number at 401-752-7200, via Twitter @USDC_RI or via e-mail at rid_ecf_intake@rid.uscourts.gov.

               

General Orders
Date  Name  Doc.
March 13, 2020 Access Restrictions to the U.S. Courthouse & John O. Pastore Building (superseded)  Order
March 13, 2020 Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
March 19, 2020 Second Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
March 21, 2020 Criminal Matters During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
March 27, 2020 Interim CJA Vouchers (active)  Order
March 30, 2020 Amended Order Regarding Criminal Matters During the Coronavirus Pandemic (active)  Order
April 7, 2020 Responses to Emergency Motions Filed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)   Order
April 16, 2020 Directing the Warden of the Donald W. Wyatt Dentention Facility to File Status Reports (superseded)  Order
May 6, 2020 Consent & Signature Requirements on Documents Filed in Criminal Actions (active)  Order
May 6, 2020 Third Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
May 22, 2020 Depositions in Civil Cases During the Coronavirus Pandemic (active)  Order
June 29, 2020 Fourth Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)   Order
September 22, 2020 Fifth Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
September 22, 2020 Protocols for In-Person Hearings and Jury Trials (superseded)  Order
September 25, 2020 Courthouse Visitation and Access Restrictions (superseded)  Order
December 9, 2020 Sixth Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic  (superseded)   Order
January 13, 2021 Seventh Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
January 13, 2021 Amended General Order Responses to Emergency Motions Filed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (active)  Order
April 9, 2021 Eighth Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
April 9, 2021  Amended Order Directing the Warden of the Donald W. Wyatt Dentention Facility to File Status Reports (active)  Order
May 28, 2021 Ninth Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic (superseded)  Order
May 30, 3021 Amended General Order Regarding Courthouse Visitation and Access Restrictions (superseded)  Order
July 19, 2021 General Order Regarding Courthouse Access & Continuity of Operations (active)  Order

 

Notices & Correspondence 
Date  Name  Doc.
March 2, 2020 Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 & Court Operations Doc.
March 17, 2020 Court Remains 100% Operational Doc.
June 11, 2020 Public Access to Telephone and Video Hearings Doc.
August 10, 2020 Fariness Hearings Doc
May 28, 2021 Notice Regarding the Re-opening of the Clerk's Office  Doc.

 

General Guidance
Date  Name  Link
April 1, 2020 Public Access to Telephonic and Video Hearings Link
April 20, 2020 Participating in a Zoom Video Conference Link
September 25, 2020 Courthouse Entry Questionnaire & Requirements   Link