Coronavirus and the Courts
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California posted two General Orders.
- General Order 72-4, IN RE: Coronavirus Disease Public Health Emergency, adopted June 24, 2020.
- General Order 74, Temporary Use of Teleconferencing, Videoconferencing, and Other Procedures in Criminal Matters Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES ACT”), amended June 24, 2020.
Courthouse access remains temporarily restricted in all four locations, with access allowed only for those with official court business per General Order 73, Continuing Temporary Restrictions on Courthouse Access due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, amended May 21, 2020. Updates on courthouse access and temporary safety protocols are posted on the court’s website.