Information and Updates on Coronavirus


Posted: 9/18/2020 Posted: 9/17/2020 Posted: 8/25/2020 Posted: 8/14/2020 Posted: 8/14/2020 Posted: 7/13/2020 Posted: 7/13/2020 Posted: 7/9/2020 Posted: 7/8/2020
8 JUL 2020

MOTION TO APPEAR TELEPHONICALLY OR BY VIDEO CONFERENCE DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC EMERGENCY


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Posted: 7/6/2020 Posted: 6/26/2020 Posted: 6/11/2020 Posted: 6/10/2020 Posted: 5/27/2020 Posted: 5/20/2020 Posted: 5/15/2020 Posted: 5/6/2020 Posted: 4/30/2020
30
Apr 2020

Order of the Chief Judge #25: Face Coverings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the County of San Diego announced that all San Diego County residents will be required to wear face coverings while in public starting Friday, May 1, 2020. The new mandate will be added to the County of San Diego public health order that will require anyone to wear a face covering whenever they are within six-feet of a non-household member...

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Posted: 4/15/2020
15
Apr 2020

Order of the Chief Judge #24: Extending Suspension of Jury Trials and Other Proceedings during the COVID-19 Public Emergency

On March 17, 2020, the Chief Judge issued Order of the Chief Judge (OCJ) 18, declaring a judicial emergency for a period of 30 days under 18 U.S.C. § 3174 and setting forth Emergency Orders for the Southern District of California due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. That Order was subsequently amended and modified by OCJs 18-A and 22. On April 2, 2020, the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit ratified the judicial emergency declared in OCJ 18, and extended it for an additional period of up to one year...

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Posted: 4/14/2020
14
Apr 2020

Order of the Chief Judge #23: Administrative and Civil Forfeiture Proceedings During the COVID-19 Public Emergency

The United States has applied ex parte for an Order, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 983, granting a 60-day blanket extension of the statutory deadlines by which the government is required to: (1) commence administrative forfeiture proceedings against seized property; and (2) commence civil judicial forfeiture actions following submission of timely administrative claims in such proceedings....

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Posted: 4/9/2020 Posted: 4/8/2020 Posted: 3/30/2020
30
Mar 2020

Order of the Chief Judge #20: COVID-19 Public Emergency Use of Video and Telephonic Conference Technology in Certain Criminal Proceedings

Congress has passed legislation authorizing the use of video and telephone conferencing, under certain circumstances and with the consent of the defendant, for various criminal case events during the course of the COVID-19 emergency. See The CARES Act, H.R. 7 48. The Judicial Conference of the United States has also found that emergency conditions due to the national emergency declared by the President have affected and will materially affect the functioning of the federal courts generally...

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Posted: 3/23/2020
23
Mar 2020

Order of the Chief Judge #19: CJA Panel Attorneys Interim Compensation

On March 1 7, 2020, the Court issued Order of Chief Judge No. 18, limiting Court operations in response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, most criminal proceedings in the Southern District of California have been continued until at least April 16, 2020...

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Posted: 3/23/2020 Posted: 3/17/2020 Posted: 3/13/2020
13
Mar 2020

Order of the Chief Judge #17: Visitors Restrictions

In order to protect the public safety, and prevent the spread of the coronavirus ( COVID-19), the Court adopts the following visitor restrictions for all courthouses and probation and pretrial services offices in the District...

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Posted: 3/9/2020
09
Mar 2020

Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19) and Court Operations

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California continues to closely monitor the national response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and will be following guidance provided by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

At this time there are no changes to normal court operations within the Southern District of California. Any future changes or updates will be posted on this website. If you are required to appear in court or are called as a juror, and are experiencing any flu like symptoms, have a fever, are coughing or sneezing, please contact the court before appearing.