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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 27, 2020 Interim CJA Vouchers (active)  Order
March 30, 2020 Amended Order Regarding Criminal Matters During the Coronavirus Pandemic (active)  Order
May 6, 2020 Consent & Signature Requirements on Documents Filed in Criminal Actions (active)  Order
May 22, 2020 Depositions in Civil Cases During the Coronavirus Pandemic (active)  Order
January 13, 2021 Amended General Order Responses to Emergency Motions Filed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (active)  Order
April 9, 2021  Amended Order Directing the Warden of the Donald W. Wyatt Dentention Facility to File Status Reports (active)  Order
March 1, 2022 General Order Regarding the Continuity of Operations and Courthouse Accessability (superseded) Order
May 2, 2022 General Order Regarding the Continuity of Operations and Courthouse Accessability (superseded)

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August 2, 2022 General Order Regarding the Continuity of Operations and Courthouse Accessability (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.
December 20, 2021 Notice Regarding the Closure of the Clerk's Office  Doc.
March 1, 2022 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