Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Bankruptcy Court Operations

In light of the recent announcements from the Rhode Island Department of Health regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island would like to assure the public that we are following all recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure the safety and health of our customers and staff. Please note the following:

  • If you are required to appear in court and are experiencing any flu like symptoms, have a fever, are coughing or sneezing, please contact the court before appearing at 401-626-3136.  The court will make reasonable accommodations and reschedule appearances and hearings as needed.
  • If you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 and you have symptoms of the disease (fever, cough, shortness of breath) reach out to your healthcare provider for details on how to proceed with proper medical care.
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Thank you for your attention.

Susan M. Thurston
Clerk of Court

Tuesday, March 3, 2020