Summary of Court Updates Related to COVID-19 Court Operations

Summary of Court Updates Related to COVID-19 Court Operations

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Below please find a list of the General Orders and News and Announcements items that the Court has issued related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Should you have any further questions, please call our main line at (401) 626-3100. For emergency filings during non-business hours, please call (401) 935-2335.

GENERAL ORDERS (VISIT PAGE)

  • 20-002 - Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 - Hearing Information
  • 20-003 - Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-10, Court Location Closing Order (Rescinded effective 6/1/2021)
  • 20-004 - Temporarily Modifying Means of Filing Documents with the Court by Self Represented Parties Due to COVID-19 Virus Pandemic
  • 20-004 - Amended effective 6/1/2021
  • 20-005 - Suspension of Local Rule 5005-4(j) and Establishment of Procedures for Admission of Direct Evidence through Declarations or Affidavits Due to COVID 19 Virus Pandemic (Rescinded effective 7/1/2021)
  • 20-006 - Temporary Suspension of Specified Local Rules Delegating Service of Court Notices, Orders and Other Documents to Parties Due to COVID-19 Virus Pandemic (Rescinded effective 6/1/2021)
  • 20-007 - Extension of Certain Deadlines Related to Meeting of Creditors under 11 U.S.C. § 341(a) due to the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Pandemic
  • 20-008 - Amendment of Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020 to Implement Provisions of the CARES Act
  • 20-009 - Transition of Court Proceedings to Zoom Video Platform, effective 8/5/2020
  • 20-009 - Amended effective 6/1/2021
  • 20-009 - Second Amended effective 7/5/2022.
  • 20-012 - Bankruptcy Court Visitation and Access Restrictions, effective 12/31/2020
  • 20-012 - Second Amended effective 3/9/2022
  • 20-012 - Third Amended effective 4/21/2022
  • 21-001 - Amendment to Local Rules 5001-2 (use of Electronic Drop Box by Self-Represented Parties) and 9018-1 (Sealed Documents)
  • 21-002 - June 1, 2021 Bankruptcy Clerk's Office Reopening and Rescission/Amendment of Specified General Orders Related to COVID-19 Pandemic, effective 6/1/2021
  • 21-003 - Rescission of General Order 20-005, effective 7/1/2021

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS (VISIT PAGE)