Information and Updates on Coronavirus

Posted: 3/30/2020
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
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
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...

  Click Here to view CJO #17-A order.
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Posted: 3/9/2020
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.