Alert

COVID-19 State Responses

November 18, 2020

*Wiley continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 crisis and will update this list as new information is available. This alert was originally published on March 25, 2020, and last updated on November 18, 2020.

1. Alabama

2. Alaska

  • Governor’s “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan” (May 19, 2020 – Phase Three began May 22, 2020, and allows all businesses, libraries, religious spaces, etc. to open at 100% capacity. Hygiene and social distancing methods are encouraged. Masks are encouraged but not required.)
    • June 3, 2020 – new travel guidelines and testing/quarantine requirements for those entering the state.
  • Alaska Supreme Court (November 2, 2020 – Order re reporters requesting permission about overseeing hearings and streaming death trials.)
  • District Court for the District of Alaska (Civil hearings and jury trials are postponed until after December 7, 2020.)
    • July 9, 2020 – face coverings required in court facilities for all persons without a preventive medical condition, and over two years of age. Due to difficulty scheduling virtual appearances for in-custody defendants, courts may schedule hearings during evenings and weekends. Persons with a likelihood of spreading COVID-19 may not enter courthouses. Civil hearings and all jury trials are postponed until after September 4, 2020. Electronic filing; no courtesy copies except in social security cases.)
    • Review the COVID-19 Restoring Operations Plan for more details.
   

3. Arizona

  • Governor’s latest direction (November 11, 2020 – Executive Order re: Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Monitoring the Spread of COVID-19.)
    • July 23, 2020 – as Arizona’s number of cases increases, the governor has recently halted the state’s reopening and added the following orders:
    • Order 52 (July 23, 2020 – extends Order 43: prohibition on gatherings of 50+ people, festival/fair liquor licenses, and in-person bars. This order will be reviewed every 2 weeks until further notice.)
    • Order 51 (July 23, 2020 – return-to-school guidelines must be posted by August 7, 2020, and all schools must start remote. Schools should begin offering on-site opportunities to students with the most need starting August 17, 2020. Schools must require face coverings for students over the age of 5. Previously, Order 44 delayed the school year start to August 17, 2020 (Arizona schools typically start in July) and waived the requirement for a certain number of school days in the academic year.)
    • Order 50 (July 22, 2020 – efforts to establish safe in-person voting protocols.)
    • Order 49 (July 16, 2020 – continued postponement of eviction enforcement actions.)
    • From previous orders (Remote online notarization. Implementation of statewide contact tracing. Limitations on indoor dining. Businesses must adopt and enforce written policies in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations for mitigating the spread of infection. Local governments can adopt policies regarding face coverings. Mandatory reporting of data related to PPE, testing, and supplies for all hospitals, nursing homes, and labs. Nursing homes and healthcare institutions must report new COVID-19 cases and deaths within 24 hours to any incoming or current residents and their guardians or next of kin.)
  • Arizona Supreme Court (October 22, 2020 – Administrative Order re: Extending Superior Court Hours of Operation.)
  • District Court for the District of Arizona (September 18, 2020 – General Order re the Extension of the CARES ACT Authorization and Miscellaneous Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19. Moratorium on jury trials is extended until further notice. Customer service counters in most of the Clerk’s Offices are closed. Each courthouse has different guidelines, but all persons attending hearings or trials must wear masks and comply with social distancing guidelines.)

4. Arkansas

  • Governor’s latest orders (November 5, 2020 – Order re Exception to Jurors’ Terms of Service During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.)
  • Arkansas Supreme Court (July 10, 2020 – temporary rule to allow persons properly registered for the July 2020 Arkansas Bar Exam, who are unwilling or unable to sit for the exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to engage in the temporary practice of law if supervised by an attorney. Up to 50 people can be in courtrooms if wearing face coverings, social distancing, and passing health screenings. To maintain social distancing, courts are encouraged to consider using facilities such as gymnasiums and conducting civil jury trials with only six jurors if all parties consent. Some jury trials and jury summonses resumed July 1, 2020. Civil jury trials may pursue videoconference options, while criminal jury trials will be in person by default.)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (November 6, 2020 – Order re court operations during COVID-19 pandemic.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas (September 2, 2020 – Administrative Order re: Court Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.)

5. California

6. Colorado

7. Connecticut

  • Governor’s latest direction (November 9, 2020 – Executive Order re Protection of Public Health and Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic.)
  • Connecticut Supreme Court (October 13, 2020 Notice of Resumption of Civil Short Calendar 01 Civil Arguable Matters.)
  • District Court for the District of Connecticut (September 25, 2020 – Order re court operations; CARES Act Reauthorization.)

    • July 14, 2020 – Extension of remote criminal proceedings under the CARES Act. Individual judges will now determine whether to have each non-jury proceeding in person. Mask requirement for all persons in courthouse. Continuance of all jury trials scheduled to start through November 2, 2020, but some civil jury selections and trials may begin starting September 1, 2020 if a judge decides it can be done with sufficient safety measures. Counsel who wish to propose a case for trial during this period should file a joint motion for trial with the presiding judge. No courtesy copies when e-filing.

8. Delaware

9. Florida

  • Governor's latest direction (April 29, 2020 – Governor issues task force and information on re-opening; May 18, 2020 – Governor allows restaurants, retail and select businesses, such as gyms, barbershops and nail salons to reopen at 50% capacity; face masks are recommended; June 3, 2020 – Governor issues Phase 2 Plan for Florida’s Recovery. August 5, 2020 – Governor issues Executive Order amending Executive Orders 20-68, 20-139, 20-166, and 20-179; August 7, 2020 – #2020-193 Executive Order extends Executive Order re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Local Government Public Meetings until October 1, 2020; August 27, 2020 – #2020-209 Executive Order re: Emergency Management – Termination of Executive Order 20-208; August 31, 2020 – #2020-211 Executive Order re: Limited Extension of Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief; September 4, 2020 – Executive Order extends Executive Order 20-52 COVID-19 Emergency Management. September 25, 2020 – Executive Order 20-244 re: Phase 3; Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines; September 30, 2020 – Executive Order 20-246 re: Emergency Management – COVID-19 – Local Government Public Meetings; October 23, 2020 – Executive Order 20-275 re: Emergency Management- Florida Department of Transportation – Fund Allocation Relief; November 3, 2020 – Executive Order 20-276 re: Emergency Management – Extension of Executive Order 20-52 – COVID-19.)
  • Governor’s direction on long-term care (May 13, 2020 presentation – Executive order prohibits outside visitors to long-term care facilities, and prohibits hospitals from sending COVID-19-positive patients back to long-term care facilities; Governor order regarding election processes; August 19, 2020 – Governor launches new survey tool for self-assessment and safe behavior scores on COVID-19.)
  • Florida Supreme Court (April 1, 2020 – Chief Justice issued administrative order extending judicial filing reporting deadline; April 7, 2020 – Chief Justice issued administrative order extending deadlines for mediator certification and training and renewals of mediator certification through December 31, 2020; April 21, 2020 – Chief Justice issued administrative order creating a 17-member workgroup to recommend ways for a staged return to full court operations; May 4, 2020 – Chief Justice issued administrative order suspending all grand jury proceedings through July 2, 2020; May 11, 2020 – Chief Justice issued “Best Practices” guidelines for remote court proceedings; May 13, 2020 – Florida Supreme Court schedules more remote oral arguments in June. May 14, 2020 – issued administrative order re personal travel; May 22, 2020 - Chief Justice orders new pilot program for jury trials using remote technology; June 1, 2020 - Chief Justice adds law enforcement representative to COVID-19 Workgroup; June 8, 2020 - Chief Justices issues emergency order extending suspension of jury trials through July 17 & amending other pandemic jury procedures; Chief Justice issued two new administrative orders (AOSC20-23 and AOSC20-32) and a new “best practices” memorandum on June 16, 2020, adopting changes to guidelines for state court pandemic operations recommended by his COVID-19 Workgroup; July 16, 2020 – Chief Justice orders that the continuing legal education requirements required by Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.112 be suspended through December 31, 2021; August 12, 2020 – Amendment 6 to AOSC20-23 in re: Comprehensive COVID-19 Emergency Measures for the Florida State Courts, Amendment 3 to AOSC20-32 in re: COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Precautions for Operational Phase Transitions; August 17, 2020 – Florida Board of Bar Examiners postpones August 2020 Bar Exam; August 26, 2020 – Florida Bar Exam rescheduled for October 13, 2020; September 30, 2020 – Amendment 1 to AOSC20-12 re: Response of the Florida State Courts System to COVID-19; October 2, 2020 – Amendment 7 to AOSC20-23 – Order on COVID emergency measures in the state courts; October 15, 2020 – Amendment 4 to AOSC20-32 COVID-19 health & safety procedures in the state courts.)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida (April 27, 2020 – courthouses closed to the public; use of teleconferencing where possible; May 7, 2020 – Administrative order keeps all courthouses closed with few exceptions; teleconferencing where possible; June 17, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates; June 26, 2020 – administrative order on facemasks in public areas at court; July 27, 2020 – the United States Courthouse and the Winston E. Arnow Federal Building, located in the Pensacola Division of the Court, will be reopened to the public; August 12, 2020 – Administrative Order for Preventative Measures.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (March 13, 2020 – standard exposure and foreign travel restrictions for visitors to the court. Closure of public intake areas; March 20, 2020 – large gatherings at the courthouse and jury trials are continued through at least May 31, 2020; March 29, 2020 – Chief Judge issues administrative order announcing video or audio conferences for some court proceedings; April 8, 2020 – Litigants without access to e-filing must use this form to file; April 10, 2020 – The public/media can access court proceedings remotely; June 29, 2020 - administrative order to extend the court's authority under the CARES Act to conduct some criminal proceedings by video or audio conference for an additional 90 days through September 25, 2020; September 22, 2020 – Order extending Court’s authority to conduct some criminal proceedings by video or audio conference through November 24, 2020.)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (April 3, 2020 – Judges are strongly encouraged to conduct court proceedings by telephone or video conferencing; all grand juries scheduled to begin on or after March 30, 2020, are continued until July 6, 2020 and all trial-specific deadlines in criminal cases scheduled to begin before July 6, 2020, are continued pending further Order of the Court; essential operations only; April 20, 2020 – updated information on public access to video and teleconference hearings; May 15, 2020 – COVID-19 Update on Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP); June 29, 2020 – order extending Cafra deadlines for certain administrative-forfeiture seizures; July 29, 2020 – Fifth order concerning jury trials and other proceedings; August 11, 2020 – sixth order concerning jury trials and other proceedings; October 20, 2020 – Seventh Order concerning Jury Trials and Other Proceedings (COVID-19.)
   

10. Georgia

  • Governor’s latest direction (April 3, 2020 – Governor issued Executive Order to deputize sheriffs for enforcement of stay-at-home order involving businesses, establishments, for-profit and non-profit corporations, and organizations; April 20, 2020 – Governor issued Executive Order providing flexibility for healthcare practices, moving certain businesses to minimum operations, and providing for emergency response; May 6, 2020 – state of emergency has been extended through June 12; May 12, 2020 – new executive order offers provisions, including the closure of live performance venues, bars, and nightclubs until May 31, 2020. The shelter in place provision remains active for the “medically fragile” and citizens ages 65+ until June 12, 2020; May 28, 2020 – Governor issued Order “Reviving A Healthy Georgia.”; June 11, 2020 – additional guidance regarding a healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19; July 24, 2020 – State of Emergency renewed; August 10, 2020 – State of Emergency renewed; August 15, 2020 – Executive Order re Empowering a Healthy Georgia; August 31, 2020 – Executive Order re: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19; August 31, 2020 – Executive Order re: Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on July 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19; September 15, 2020 – Executive Order re: Providing additional guidance for Empowering Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19; September 30, 2020 – Executive Order extending Empowering Healthy Georgia guidance through October 15, 2020; September 30, 2020 – Executive Order Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on August 31, 2020, in response to COVID-19; October 30, 2020 – Executive Order: Renewing the Public Health State of Emergency last renewed on September 30, 2020, in response to COVID-19; October 30, 2020 – Executive Order: Proving additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19.)
  • Georgia Supreme Court (April 6, 2020 – filing deadlines suspended until May 13, 2020; May 21, 2020 – Supreme Court Reinstates Filing Deadlines in its Cases; June 12, 2020 – Chief Justice extends statewide judicial emergency through July 12; July 10, 2020 – Chief justice order to extend judicial emergency; August 11, 2020 – Chief Justice order to extend statewide judicial order until September 10, 2020; September 10, 2020 – Sixth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency; October 10, 2020 – Seventh Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency; November 9, 2020 – Eighth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency.)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (March 23, 2020 – no juries called, trial deadlines given 30-day continuance, judges have flexibility in carrying out remaining duties. Restrictions on visitors to court; April 20, 2020 – issued administrative order which authorizes media and public access to video conference and telephone conference proceedings to the extent practical; May 6, 2020 – substantial revisions to local rules; May 26, 2020 – amendment to general order 20-01 extending jury trials through July 3, 2020; July 1, 2020 – Order regarding Entry Restrictions and Requirement to Wear Face Coverings in Northern District Courthouses Now in Effect; July 1, 2020 – Time Periods in Order 20-01 Extended Through July 31, 2020; July 27, 2020 – Sidney O. Smith Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Gainesville has re-opened August 3, 2020 – Time Periods in Order 20-01 Extended Through October 4, 2020; September 1, 2020 – Time Periods in Order 20-01 Extended Through November 1, 2020 (Seventh Amendment); September 26, 2020 – Second Amendment to General Order 20-04 re: Further Extension of Authorization of Video and Telephone Conferencing in Certain Criminal Proceedings; September 28, 2020 – Eighth Amendment to General Order 20-01 Extending Time Periods through January 3, 2021.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (March 30, 2020 – use of teleconferencing and videoconferencing, standing order canceling hearings in criminal cases (with some exceptions, court is open, jury trials continued for 60 days, standard exposure of foreign travel restrictions for visitors; April 7, 2020 – standing order regarding probation virtual contacts; April 30, 2020 – order regarding grand juries during COVID-19; May 1, 2020 – order extending jury trial moratorium; July 6, 2020 –order in regard to precautions so that the court can resume essential in-person, non-jury court proceedings at the discretion of the presiding judge. Clerk’s Office will remain closed for in-person business; August 13, 2020 – Amended Standing Order 2020-09 in re: COVID-19 Reopening Entrance Requirements; August 21, 2020 – Order Extending Jury Trial Moratorium through October 19, 2020; October 8, 2020 – Order Extending Jury Trial Moratorium through January 3, 2021.)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (March 17, 2020 – visitor restrictions, jury trials – excepting grand juries, are paused March 17-April 17; March 30, 2020 – order authorizing videoconferencing; April 9, 2020 – standing order authorizing criminal defendant’s counsel or presiding judge to sign for defendant; April 16, 2020 – order regarding criminal case docket; May 21, 2020 – standing order regarding court operations; July 28, 2020 – time period, August 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020, is excluded under the Speedy Trial Act.)

11. Hawaii

  • Governor’s latest direction (March 21, 2020 – Implemented a mandatory self-quarantine for all persons entering the State, effective Thursday, March 26, 2020; law enforcement action for violating traveling self-quarantine rule; May 5, 2020 – supplemental proclamation re COVID-19; June 3, 2020 – Governor releases Reopening Strategy; Governor extends the COVID-19 emergency period through July 31, 2020; June 10, 2020 – Governor extends COVID-19 emergency period through July, lifting inter-island quarantine at the end of June; July 27, 2020 – considered by Japan in list of global destinations to resume safe international travel; August 6, 2020 – 11th Proclamation related to the COVID-19 emergency interisland travel quarantine; August 20, 2020 – 12th Proclamation extending the COVID-19 emergency period through September, 30, 2020. September 8, 2020 – Governor announces COVID-19 rent relief and housing assistance program; September 23, 2020 – Thirteenth Proclamation re: COVID-19 Emergency; October 13, 2020 – Fourteenth Proclamation re: COVID-19 Emergency.)
  • Hawaii Supreme Court (March 20, 2020 – courthouse closed to public except for official business. Most cases postponed until after April 3, 2020; April 17, 2020 - Chief Justice ordered that trials in civil, criminal, and family courts be postponed to a date after May 29, 2020 or the termination of state of emergency; April 24, 2020 – utilize video conferencing to conduct May 5 oral argument; May 28, 2020 – order regarding judiciary operations; June 23, 2020 – order regarding judiciary operations and order regarding jury trials; July 24, 2020 – passing score for bar exam temporarily modified to 133 for applicants sitting for the exam on September 9, 2020; August 6, 2020 – South Kohala District Court to reopen August 18, 2020. August 11, 2020 – Judiciary Facility Entry Restrictions Modified for Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai Counties; August 28, 2020 – Order Extending the deadline for bar applicants to choose to defer taking the exam to a future date; September 28, 2020 – Order re: Jury Trials Resumption; September 28, 2020 – Order re: Judiciary Operations.)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (March 23, 2020 – All trials are continued through May 3, all settlement conferences to be electronic or rescheduled, time sensitive matters for magistrate judges will continue; March 30, 2020 – order authorizing use of telephonic hearings per the CARES Act; April 16, 2020 – issued temporary general order continuing all  civil and criminal trials scheduled to commence before June 15, 2020; April 21, 2020 – temporary order regarding motions for compassion release; April 27, 2020 – order extending deadlines for administrative and civil judicial asset forfeiture proceedings; May 18, 2020 – guidance regarding civil case management; June 1, 2020 – Temporary general order in response to Hawaii response to COVID-19; order authorizing use of telephonic and video hearings pursuant to the CARES Act; June 29, 2020 – order authorizing the use of telephone and video hearings; July 28, 2020 – order authorizing the use of telephonic and video hearings pursuant to the CARES Act for the time period July 29, 2020 through August 27, 2020; August 11, 2020 – temporary order suspending grand jury sessions, order authorizing the use of telephonic and video hearings pursuant to the CARES Act; August 13, 2020 – Temporary Order re: response to COVID-19; August 24, 2020 – Temporary General Order re: Response to COVID-19, superseding the Court’s August 13, 2020 order; September 10, 2020 – Order Authorizing the Use of Telephonic and Video Hearings through October 12, 2020; October 13, 2020 – Order superseding the Court's August 24, 2020 "Temporary General Order RE: Response to COVID-19;" November 12, 2020 – Temporary General Order re: Response to COVID-19.)

12. Idaho

13. Illinois

14. Indiana

  • Governor’s latest direction (April 3, 2020 - resource guide on travel restrictions, unemployment benefits, childcare assistance, and Indiana assistance programs; all schools K-12 are remote for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year; April 20, 2020 – Order extending stay-at-home until May 1, 2020; stay-at-home order extended until May 31, 2020 (30 days from May 1; re-opening plan and guidelines released; May 21, 2020 – order regarding reopening Indiana in stage three; June 3, 2020 – Governor order regarding extensions in response to COVID-19; June 11, 2020 – Governor Order 20-32 regarding Stage Four Reopening; June 12, 2020 – State Four Reopening guidelines; July 1, 2020 – Governor’s back on track order. July 30, 2020 – Governor announces the state will remain in Stage 4.5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan until August 27, 2020; August 21, 2020 – Executive Order 20-40 re: Child Care Matters and COVID-19; August 26, 2020 – Executive Order 20-41 extending the public health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 outbreak; August 26, 2020 – Executive Order 20-42 announcing the state will remain in Stage 4.5 of the Back on Track Indiana plan until September 25, 2020.; September 24, 2020 – Executive Order 20-43 re: Back on Track Indiana: Stage Five—“The New Normal During a Global Pandemic”; September 24, 2020 – Executive Order 20-44 re: Seventh Renewal of the Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 Outbreak; September 29, 2020 – Executive Order 20-45 re: Renewal of Certain Directives and Rescission of other Directives issued in Response to the COVID-19 outbreak; October 15, 2020 – Executive Order 20-46 re: Back on Track Indiana: Stage Five Continued; October 30, 2020 – Executive Order 20-47 re: Eighth Renewal of the Public Health Emergency Declaration for the COVID-19 Outbreak.)
  • Indiana Supreme Court (March 25, 2020 – order regarding filing deadline extensions; April 3, 2020 – order continuing jury trials to May 4, 2020 and ban on issuing civil bench warrants until the expiration of the public health emergency; May 13, 2020 – order permitting expansion of remote proceedings; May 13, 2020 – order extending time for expanding court trial operations; May 13, 2020 – court re-opening guidelines released. July 10, 2020 – Order Amending Rules of Appellate Procedure. Indiana Bar Exam extended to August 4, 2020. July 31, 2020 – Updated Status of Foreclosure and Eviction proceedings with Federal Directives and State Executive Order; August 14, 2020 – order authorizing courts to create juror safety PSAs; August 26, 2020 – Court launches Landlord and Tenant Settlement Conference Program aimed to address backlog of evictions and foreclosures re: COVID-19; September 9, 2020 – Order re: Updated Status of Foreclosure and Eviction proceedings with Federal Directives; November 10, 2020 – Order 20S-CB-123 on Continued Emergency Actions re: COVID-19.)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (March 30, 2020 – Closed to the public. Use of teleconferencing for criminal procedures; May 6, 2020 – order 2020-04 regarding court operations; May 12, 2020 – order 2020-14A regarding court operations, extends order through July 1, 2020; June 1, 2020 – general order regarding face masks in public areas of courthouse; June 25, 2020 – Order re court operations; September 18, 2020 – General Order re: Court Operations in response to COVID-19 pandemic.)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (March 24, 2020 – Closed to the public. E-filing and use of drop boxes; April 14, 2020 – general order regarding court operations including continuance of jury trials through and including at least May 29, 2020; May 12, 2020 – general order including continuance of jury trials through at least July 20, 2020; May 20, 2020 – order regarding closure of court facilities; June 5, 2020 – general order regarding continued court operations; June 12, 2020 – general order regarding face coverings; June 23, 2020 – order regarding authorization of video and telephone conferencing; June 26, 2020 – order regarding court operations. July 29, 2020 – Order suspending jury trials until August 31, 2020; August 24, 2020 – General Order re: Continued Court Operations and Resumption of Jury Trials under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19; September 17, 2020 – General Order re: Authorization of Video and Telephone Conferencing; November 12, 2020 – General Order re: Continued Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus.)

15. Iowa

  • Governor’s latest direction (March 26, 2020 – proclamation of disaster emergency; April 17, 2020 – Governor to adopt reopening approach; May 13, 2020 – proclamation of disaster emergency (allows some businesses such as salons, etc. to open in a limited capacity from May 15, 2020 through May 27, 2020; May 26, 2020 – proclamation extending emergency through June 25, 2020 (permits more gatherings, such as games, amusement parks, etc. to open in a limited capacity starting June 1, 2020); June 25, 2020 – Governor Public Health Proclamation. July 24, 2020 – Extension of State of Public Health Disaster Emergency order; August 12, 2020 – Proclamation(s) issued due to severe weather system; August 21, 2020 – Proclamation issued continuing the Public Health Emergency for another 30 days; August 27, 2020 – Proclamation issued continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for six Iowa counties including: Black Hawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk, and Story county; September 15, 2020 – Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, September 18, 2020 – Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, September 25, 2020 – Proclamation of Disaster Emergency; October 16, 2020 – Proclamation of Disaster Emergency re: COVID-19; November 10, 2020 – Proclamation of Disaster Emergency re: COVID-19.)
  • Iowa Supreme Court (April 6, 2020 -temporary suspension of court debt, use of electronic signatures, elimination of most notarization requirements, postponement of trials, and temporary authorization of virtual family time in lieu of in person family time in juvenile court;  April 20, 2020 – issued order to address issues regarding criminal law practice; May 4, 2020 – update – court is beginning the planning process to resume court services in June; May 11, 2020 – updated summary of modifications to court procedures; May 18, 2020 – updated summary of modifications to court procedures; May 22, 2020 – supervisory order stating face-to-face court proceedings will commence July 13 and jury trails will commence September 14, although some counties may begin before July 13; June 1, 2020 – update continues procedures already in place; June 8, 2020 – updates to nonjury trials and court operations; June 15, 2020 - Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations; June 22, 2020 – Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations; July 22, 2020 – order in the matter of resuming jury trials. July 29, 2020 – Order resuming appellate oral arguments during the COVID-19 pandemic. July 31, 2020 – Order regarding the ongoing provisions for COVID-19's impact on court services; In Matter of Iowa Court Rule 1.1901-Form 14: Subpoena Form to Testify at Hearing or Trial in a Civil Action; August 19, 2020 – Order in the matter of access to Justice in counties impacted by natural disaster; September 1, 2020 – Amended Order re: In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Court Services; October 2, 2020 – Order re: Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Impact on Court Services; November 10, 2020 – Order re: In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions for COVID-19 Impact on Court Services.)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa (March 20, 2020 – reduced hours of operation, use of teleconferencing. Grand jury trials scheduled from April 2020 to May 11, 2020 are continued, other trials are up to the judge, grand jury proceedings continued, civil deadlines remain in place; April 28, 2020 – order to continue civil or criminal trails scheduled on or before May 31, 2020; resume jury trials June 1, 2020; May 14, 2020 – resume jury trials June 1, 2020; regular court business hours to resume June 1, 2020; June 24, 2020 – order re emergency conditions under the CARES Act. July 29, 2020 – Order effective August 3, 2020 appropriate face masks or shields must be worn at all times in the common areas of the US Courthouse in Sioux City and Cedar Rapids; Cedar Rapids courthouse closed until further notice due to severe weather; September 18, 2020 – Sixth Administrative Order re: COVID-19 Emergency Conditions.)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (March 30, 2020 – continuance or cancellation of all jury trials; use of video conferencing for criminal proceedings in accordance with the CARES Act; April 8, 2020 – all civil and criminal juries scheduled before July 6, 2020 are continued; June 29, 2020 – authorized use of video conferencing, or telephone conferencing for various criminal cases; July 22, 2020 – order in the matter of mask requirement; August 6, 2020 – order extending jury trial continuances; September 3, 2020 – Order re: Jury Trial Continuances; September 8, 2020 – Order re: Jury Trial Continuances (all civil and criminal jury trials set in the Central Division (only) of the Southern District of Iowa until October 12, 2020 are continued pending further order.)

16. Kansas

  • Governor’s latest direction (March 28, 2020 – Issued stay-at-home order for all non-essential business through April 19, 2020. All K-12 schools closed through May 29, prohibition of utility shutoffs, restrictions on group gatherings; April 30, 2020 - Governor to issue less restrictive coronavirus rules beginning May 4; order re plan to reopen the state; Phase 2 will occur no sooner than May 18, 2020; May 19, 2020 – Order implementing phase 2 of reopening (mass gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited, specific business restrictions, etc; May 26, 2020 – issued several orders extending license renewals, deferring some tax payments and allowing remote notarizations; June 8, 2020 – Governor recommends communities move into Phase 3. July 15, 2020 – order extending conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations during state of disaster emergency. July 20, 2020 – order requiring COVID-19 mitigation procedures in K-12 schools; August 19, 2020 – Executive Order re extending conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations during a state of disaster emergency; August 19, 2020 – Executive Order temporarily prohibiting certain foreclosures and evictions.; September 11, 2020 – Executive Order No. 20-64 extending certain Executive Orders related to COVID-19 pandemic.)
  • Kansas Supreme Court (March 18, 2020 – All jury trials are continued pending further order, other cases may continue with judge’s approval, time limitations for bringing a defendant to trial are suspended, emergency operations otherwise.)
    • Order (March 20, 2020 – clarifying emergency operations regarding protection from abuse and stalking.)
    • Order (April 3, 2020 - clarifying emergency operations regarding telephonic hearings.)
    • Order (May 27, 2020 – suspending deadlines in judicial proceedings)
    • Order (May 27, 2020 – suspending deadlines under K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 22-3402)
    • Order (May 27, 2020 – authorizing use of two-way audio-visual communication in any court proceeding)
    • Order (May 27, 2020 – suspending statutory speedy trial deadlines)
    • Order (May 27, 2020 – compliance for appellate and district courts)
    • Orders (May 1, 2020 – Chief Justice issued six orders to provide updated direction to state courts and court users. 
    • Order (June 4, 2020 – regarding ad hoc virtual court proceedings committee)
    • Order (June 16, 2020 – regarding appellate and district courts operations as of June 16.)
    • Order (July 2, 2020 - regarding the requirement of masks in Appellate and District Courts)
    • 20-04 (March 30, 2020 – criminal defendants may appear for hearing telephonically.)
    • 20-05 (April 10, 2020 – grand jury proceedings suspended indefinitely.)
    • 20-06 (April 16, 2020 - teleconference and videoconference hearings.)
    • 20-07 (April 27, 2020 – order extending deadlines for forfeiture proceedings.)
    • 20-08 (May 27, 2020 – regarding defendants seeking compassionate release.)
    • 20-09 (June 12, 2020 – Order regarding Consent and Signature on Documents Filed in Criminal Actions During the COVID-19 Public Emergency.)
    • 20-10 (June 12, 2020 – Order regarding Transition Plan for Civil and Criminal Hearings During Pandemic.)
    • Order filed August 4, 2020 regarding district and appellate court operations
    • Order (August 4, 2020 – Amended order requiring masks in district and appellate courts.)
    • Order (September 4, 2020 – re: COVID-19 District and Appellate Court Operations.)
    • Order (October 14, 2020 – 2020-PR-107)

17. Kentucky

  • Governor’s latest direction (March 28, 2020 – Governor announced Kentuckians can still go to Tennessee for work, but unnecessary travel must end; all non-life-sustaining business must cease in-person services; table of actions taken by Governor; Governor announced businesses will open in phases starting May 11; May 4, 2020 – More businesses will be allowed to open May 11 with new minimum requirements, as well as industry specific requirements; May 6, 2020 – state of emergency relating to travel announced; May 13, 2020 – directives governing hospital openings and procedures; May 14, 2020 – state travel ban will expire on May 22, 2020. Groups of 10 or fewer people may also gather beginning on May 22, 2020; May 15, 2020 – some state resort parks will begin to open June 1, 2020; May 18, 2020 – government agencies opening; May 20, 2020 – funeral and memorial services allowed; May 22, 2020 – restaurants at limited capacity and groups of 10 or fewer; May 25, 2020 – salons allowed to open; June 3, 2020 – allows fitness centers to reopen; June 15, 2020 -Announced Kentucky currently is performing mass testing of all inmates and staff members at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women (KCIW) in Shelby County; June 16, 2020 – Governor provided updated guidance on gatherings of up to 50 people; June 22, 2020 – guidance regarding groups of up to 50 people may begin on June 29, 2020; June 24, 2020 – initial guidance for schools this autumn; June 30, 2020 – deadline to apply for Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is extended through end of August and uninsured Kentuckians can apply for short-term coverage through Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility here (also extended for three months for those set to end June 30, 2020; July 27, 2020 – announced the closing of bars for two weeks, restaurants will be limited to 25% of pre-pandemic capacity indoors; outdoor accommodations remain limited only by the ability to provide proper social distancing, and recommended that public and private schools avoid offering in-person instruction until the third week of August; August 6, 2020 – order extending the state’s mandate requiring face masks for another 30 days; August 10, 2020 – recommendation that schools wait to begin in-person classes until September 28, 2020; August 11, 2020 – order outlining bar and restaurant limitations; August 12, 2020 – update on administration’s travel advisory; August 14, 2020 – Executive Order re: General Election procedures and COVID-19; August 24, 2020 – Executive Order on evictions that protects tenants and provides relief for eligible landlords as impacted by COVID-19; August 25, 2020 – Executive Order to commute the sentences of inmates nearing end of sentences to stop spread of COVID-19; September 4, 2020 – Executive Order on State of Emergency relating to Evictions.)
    • Executive Order (March 31, 2020 – Governor issued an executive order allowing critical workforce sectors to rehire previously retired workers to fill key roles. The order, which will last the duration of the state of emergency, applies to law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical service personnel, park rangers and corrections officers.)
  • Kentucky Supreme Court (March 27, 2020 – Restrictions through April 10, non-urgent cases are postponed, visitor restrictions. Accommodations for parents altering custody arrangements around COVID-19; April 1, 2020 - order closing all state court judicial facilities to in-person services until May 1, 2020; April 24, 2020 – amended order closing all state court judicial facilities to in-person services until May 31, 2020; April 28, 2020 – amended order extending filing deadlines; May 5, 2020 – amended order regarding custody and parenting time orders; May 19, 2020 – order postponing jury trials for August 1, 2020 at the earliest, grand jury proceedings may begin June 1, 2020 but can be conducted remotely, etc.; May 20, 2020 – order extending judicial education reporting deadline and waiver of limitation on recorded activities; May 29, 2020 – amended order regarding safety requirements for the expansion of court operations; June 8, 2020 – order suspending the requirement that the Continuing Legal Education Commission conduct a 12-credit education seminar; July 27, 2020 – amended order of KENTUCKY COURT OF JUSTICE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY: EXPANSION OF COURT PROCEEDINGS, amended order of KENTUCKY COURT OF JUSTICE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY – HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS; August 7, 2020 – amended order in re: special emergency directed leave and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing leave; August 11. 2020 – order re: Jefferson County Eviction Diversion Pilot Project; August 14, 2020 – amended order in re: administration of 2020 bar examination, order in re: amendments to the rules of the supreme court; August 28, 2020 – Amended Order re: Response to COVID-19 Emergency: Expansion of Court Proceedings.)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (March 27, 2020 – closure of Lexington courthouse. Other courthouses operating on restricted schedule; trials between March 16 and April 17 are continued for 30 days; April 15, 2020 – order continuing civil and criminal jury trials extended through May 17, 2020; June 3, 2020 – order extending use of video conferencing.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (March 30, 2020 – authorization of teleconferencing pursuant to the CARES Act. E-filing with e-signatures. Trials between March 16 and April 17 are continued for 30 days; grand juries are also continued except for those necessary to protect the public; April 17, 2020 – supplemental order concerning court operations; May 4, 2020 – order extending statutory deadlines for administrative and civil forfeiture proceedings; May 27, 2020 – second supplemental order re court operations, see Chief Judge Greg N. Stivers’ June 12, 2020 Memo to the Bar In Re: Important Courthouse and Courtroom Entry Requirements, Hearing Protocols, and General Health and Safety Measures; September 25, 2020 General Order re: Second Extension of Authorization to use Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings; November 3, 2020 – Fifth Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations re: COVID-19.)

18. Louisiana

  • Governor’s latest direction
  • District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Order 1 March 13, 2020
    • Order 2 March 16, 2020
    • Order 3 (March 21, 2020 – Criminal proceedings before the Magistrate Judges of the Court for Eastern District of Louisiana will be adjusted as follows: Court will be convened on Mondays and Fridays.)
    • Order 4 (March 30, 2020 - CARES Act, H.R. 748, which authorizes the use of video and telephone conferencing, under certain circumstances and with the consent of the defendant, for a number of criminal proceedings during the COVID-19 emergency)
    • Order 5 (April 3, 2020 – Court is closed to general public.)
    • Order 6 (April 27, 2020 – All civil and criminal jury trials currently suspended until May 1, 2020, are hereby further suspended until August 1, 2020)
    • Order 7 (June 26, 2020 – All civil and criminal jury trials are suspended until October 5, 2020 and will be reset by each presiding judge.)
    • Order 8 (June 30, 2020 – Court Operations Curtailed during COVID-19 Outbreak.)
    • Order 9 (August 20, 2020 – extend certain deadlines addressed therein.)

    • Notice (September 2, 2020 – CVB violation dockets have been continued as indicated.)

    • Order 10 (September 28, 2020 – Person restrictions for the Courthouse)

  • District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana (March 24, 2020 - all criminal and civil trials are postponed until at least May 1. All in-person civil hearings scheduled through April 10 are postponed and will be rescheduled by the presiding judge. All grand jury proceedings are postponed until further notice. Criminal matters before magistrate judges will take place remotely or in-person.)
    • Order 1 (March 13, 2020 – Court Proceedings Suspended until April/May.)
    • Order 2 (March 18, 2020 – Prescriptive, preemptive and statute of limitation deadlines are hereby suspended until April 13, 2020.)
    • Order 5 (March 11, 2020 – Visitor Restrictions to the Court Administrative Order.)
    • Order 6 (March 30, 2020 – LAMD issued Administrative Order 2020-4 in response to CARES Act legislation and the Judicial Conference of the United States’ findings that the COVID-19 national emergency has affected and will materially affect the functioning of federal courts.)
    • Order 7 (April 8, 2020 – extends curtailed court operations through April 30, 2020. The amendment also emphasizes the prohibitions regarding recording, photographing and broadcasting public hearings conducted via audio and/or video conferencing technologies.)
    • Order 8 (April 19, 2020 – Court Operations Curtailed during COVID-19 Outbreak.)
    • Order 9 (May 1, 2020 – All civil and criminal trials (bench and jury) be and are hereby postponed to a date, to be determined by the presiding Judge, after June 30, 2020.)
    • Order 10 (June 30, 2020 – Court Operations Curtailed during COVID-19 Outbreak.)
    • Order 11  (September 30, 2020 – superseding previous pandemic related Administrative Orders and governs Court operations until further Order or until rescinded.)

  • District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
    • Order 1 (March 16, 2020 – Reduced operations of the court until May 1, 2020.)
    • Order 2 (March 17, 2020 – Suspended operations of the court until May 1, 2020.)
    • Order 3 (March 19, 2020 – Arresting protocols for Lafayette Division of WD.)
    • Order 4 (March 30, 2020 – Order in response to the CARES Act, Video conference for proceedings.)
    • Order 5 (April 15, 2020 – All civil and criminal jury trials scheduled to begin on any date from now through July 1, 2020, are continued, to a date to be reset by each presiding judge. All other hearings, conferences and/or proceedings are subject to the discretion of the individual judge presiding over the proceeding.)
    • Order 6 (April 30, 2020 – Any events involving the Court that are not case-specific, including, but not limited to, continuing legal education courses, public tours, administration of oaths to attorneys, and naturalization ceremonies conducted by the Court which are scheduled to occur between May 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, are hereby cancelled and will be rescheduled as appropriate.)
    • Order 7 (May 29, 2020 – All no case specific events have been cancelled until July 5, 2020.)
    • Order 8 (June 26, 2020 – All trials and hearings have been cancelled until September 13, 2020.)
    • Order 9 (August 5, 2020 – All trials and hearings have been cancelled until January 3, 2020.)

    • Order 10 (September 23, 2020 – Use of Video Teleconferencing.)

  • Louisiana Supreme Court (April 22, 2020 – No civil or criminal jury trial shall commence in any Louisiana state court before June 30, 2020.)

19. Maine

20. Maryland

21. Massachusetts

22. Michigan

23. Minnesota

24. Mississippi

25. Missouri

26. Montana

27. Nebraska

28. Nevada

  • Governor
    • Emergency Order, October 2, 2020 – directive regarding organized sports, activities, and schools. 
    • Emergency Order, September 11, 2020 – directive regarding expiration date of drivers licenses, ID cards, permits, authorization cards 
    • Emergency Order, August 31, 2020 – Terminating previous orders and extending moratorium on evictions until October 14, 2020
    • Emergency Order, July 31, 2020 – Reaffirming previous orders
    • Announcement, July 27, 2020 – Announcement that the State will transition to a long-term mitigation strategy
    • Announcement, July 10, 2020 – Announcement ordering the closure of bars, pubs, taverns, distilleries, breweries, and wineries that don’t serve food
    • Announcement, July 9, 2020 – Announcement that bars in certain counties must close to help stem spread of COVID-19 
    • Emergency Order, June 29, 2020 – EO regarding DMV procedures, public gatherings, and extending certain directives.
    • Emergency Order, June 25, 2020 – EO providing guidance amendments to directive 008 regarding residential and commercial leases. Allows evictions, foreclosures, and other proceedings to proceed under certain circumstances. 
    • Emergency Order, June 24, 2020 – EO stating that other directives not in conflict remain in effect; county and local governments have authority to impose greater restrictions; businesses may adopt practices that exceed standards; defines face covering, directs those without exemption to wear them if in public, and requires business to enforce the policy; describes who is exempt; those who violate the face covering requirement may be penalized by criminal and civil penalties
    • Note: The Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery can be found here. This was released on April 30, 2020.
    • Emergency Order, June 10, 2020 – EO regarding openings and other extensions/lifting of previous restrictions
    • Emergency Order, June 9, 2020 – EO Re-Opening for K-12 Summer Learning 
    • Emergency Order, June 1, 2020 – Outbreak management strategy and concept of operations 
    • Emergency Order, May 28, 2020 – Phase Two reopening plan
    • Announcement, May 18, 2020 – Regarding the appointment of a statewide COVID-19 response director
    • Order, May 15, 2020 – Providing revised industry-specific guidance on phase one of reopening
    • Order, May 13, 2020 – Providing general guidance on phase one of reopening
    • Order, May 11, 2020 – Declaring State of Fiscal Emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic
    • Announcement, May 11, 2020 – Regarding the state of fiscal emergency due to COVID-19
    • Order, May 10, 2020 – Declaring Emergency Directive 19, suspending unemployment insurance claim adjudications for the purpose of expediting hiring, training and employment of temporary staff
    • Order, May 7, 2020 – Declaring Emergency Directive 18, outlining phase one of reopening
    • Emergency Order, April 30, 2020 – Order regarding emergency relief funds
    • Emergency Order, April 29, 2020 – Order regarding business reopening’s and stay at home directives
    • Emergency Order, April 14, 2020 – Order declaring Emergency Directive 014
    • Emergency Order, April 14, 2020 – Order declaring Emergency Directive 013
    • Announcement, April 9, 2020 – Announcing the selection of a vendor to provide at least 100 full-time operators to boost unemployment insurance (UI) call center capacity
    • Announcement, April 3, 2020 – Gov. Sisolak directing the Governor’s Finance Office to begin working with executive branch agencies to begin identifying potential areas for budget reductions
    • Announcement, April 1, 2020 – On March 31, 2020, Gov. Sisolak requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Trump
    • Announcement, March 30, 2020 – Announcing new emergency operation structure to direct the statewide response
  • Supreme Court
    • Order, July 28, 2020 – Order in the matter of temporarily closing the Supreme Court Law Library to the public
    • Order, June 16, 2020 – Order regarding face coverings and social distancing in appellate court facilities
    • Order, April 20, 2020 – Order regarding COVID-19 emergency oral argument procedures.
    • Order, April 20, 2020 – Order concerning access to appellate court facilities. 
    • Order, April 10, 2020 – Order Concerning Ongoing Administration of District Court Proceeding During COVID-19 Emergency
    • Order, March 31, 2020 – Order concerning implementation Emergency Directive 008 regarding evictions
    • Order and Order, April 1, 2020 – Order regarding Las Vegas Justice Court’s response to COVID-19
    • Order, April 1, 2020 – Amended order regarding Henderson Municipal Court’s procedures regarding COVID-19
    • Order, April 1, 2020 – Order regarding Mesquite Justice Court’s response to COVID-19
    • Order, April 3, 2020 – Order regarding temporary procedures in criminal cases filed in the Justice Center, Las Vegas Township
  • District Court
    • General Order 2020-09, June 24, 2020 – Order Regarding testing for federal pretrial detainees scheduled for in person proceedings
    • General Order 2020-08, May 14, 2020 – Regarding additional requirement of face coverings for access to the courthouses due to circumstances created by COVID-19 and related coronavirus
    • Announcement, April 22, 2020 – Notice regarding temporary suspension of local rule IC 2-1(c)
    • General Order 2020-07, April 17, 2020 – Order regarding further amendment to the local rules of practice for the united states district court for the district of Nevada
    • General Order 2020-06, April 16, 2020 – Order regarding compassionate release requests under the first step act
    • General Order 2020-03 (Amended), April 9, 2020 – Order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19 and related coronavirus
    • General Order 2020-05, March 30, 2020 – Order authorizing video and telephone conferencing

29. New Hampshire

  • Governor
    • Emergency Order #71, October 27, 2020 – Order Temporary Suspending Penalty for Failure to File Financial Report Pursuant to RSA 198:4-f 
    • Emergency Order #70, September 30, 2020 – Order extending Emergency Order #52
    • Emergency Order #69, September 16, 2020 – Order regarding ethics committee for crisis standard of care clinical guidelines
    • Emergency Order #68, September 9, 2020 – Order broadening eligibility for unemployment compensation
    • Emergency Order #67, September 3, 2020 – Order establishing a remote learning center verification program
    • Emergency Order #66, August 31, 2020 – Order extending EO #52 
    • Emergency Order #65, August 13, 2020 – Order authorizing assessments of civil penalties against businesses, organizations, entities, property owners, facility owners, organizers, and individuals who violate emergency orders
    • Emergency Order #64, August 13, 2020 – Temporary Remote Instruction and Support and Hybrid Instruction for K-12 School Districts 
    • Emergency Order #63, August 11, 2020 – Order requiring face coverings for certain scheduled gatherings of 100 or more individuals
    • Emergency Order #62, August 5, 2020 – Order protecting pre-existing non-conforming use status for summer camps unable to operate due to COVID-19
    • Emergency Order #61, July 31, 2020 – Extending EO #52
    • Emergency Order #60, July 27, 2020 – Termination of Emergency Order #10
    • Emergency Order #59, July 21, 2020 - Temporary Modification of Health and Human Services Rules and Statutes Regarding MEAD Premium and Signature Requirements 
    • Emergency Order #58, June 30, 2020 – Order terminating emergency order #3 effective July 15, 2020
    • Emergency Order #57, June 29, 2020 - Temporary emergency wage enhancement for certain employees of the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation 
    • Emergency Order #56, June 25, 2020 – Temporary Modification of Procedure Relative to Appropriations and Tax Payments
    • Emergency Order # 55, June 25, 2020 – EO providing extension of COVID-19 Long Term Care Stabilization Program
    • Emergency Order # 54, June 24, 2020 – EO Regarding Refunds of Road Tolls to Private School Bus Owners for Transportation of Meals to Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
    • Emergency Order # 53, June 17, 2020 – EO amending and extending previous order regarding workers compensation coverage for first responders
    • Emergency Order #52, June 15, 2020 – EO regarding public health guidance for business operations and advising residents they are safer at home
    • Emergency Order # 51, June 11, 2020 – EO terminating EO 4 and 24 on July 1, 2020 
    • Emergency Order # 50, June 9, 2020 – Temporary modification of travel expenses of members of the general court
    • Emergency Order # 49, May 29, 2020 – Order modifying previous order regarding closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters to stay at home
    • Emergency Order # 48, May 26, 2020 – Special Education Requirements to Support Remote Instruction
    • Emergency Order #47, May 21, 2020 – Expanding access to COVID-19 testing via licensed pharmacists
    • Announcement, May 19, 2020 – Governor Chris Sununu issues Exhibit H to Emergency Order #29
    • Emergency Order 45, May 18, 2020 – EO regarding the modification of Emergency Order #31 (Establishment of the COVID-19 Long Term Care Stabilization Program)
    • Emergency Order 44, May 18, 2020 – EO regarding the modification of Emergency Order #9 (Establishment of the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund)
    • Announcement, May 15, 2020 – Governor Chris Sununu announces $595 million in COVID-19 recovery funds
    • Emergency Order 43, May 13, 2020 – EO regarding temporary modification to requirements for change of party affiliation
    • Emergency Order 42, May 11, 2020 – EO authorizing temporary health partners to assist in responding to the COVID-19 in long-term care facilities 
    • Emergency Order 41, May 5, 2020 – EO regarding additional Medicaid eligibility for the uninsured
    • Emergency Order 40, May 1, 2020 – EO extending and modifying Emergency Order 17 (closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters to stay at home)
    • Emergency Order 39, April 30, 2020 – EO regarding temporary allowance for agents to consent to clinical trials
    • Emergency Order 38, April 28, 2020 – EO establishing temporary modification of school board and district statutory requirements
    • Emergency Order 37, April 28, 2020 – EO relative to Executive Branch hiring and out-of-state travel
    • Emergency Order 36, April 24, 2020 – EO ensuring worker's compensation coverage of New Hampshire first responders exposed to COVID-19
    • Emergency Order 35, April 24, 2020 – EO temporarily waiving the 28-day separation period before a retired public employee can return to work on a part-time basis
    • Emergency Order 34, April 24, 2020 – EO furthering temporary requirements regarding health insurer coverage of health care services related to the coronavirus
    • EXHIBIT D to Emergency Order 29, April 24, 2020 – EO addition regarding rate changes from the Public Utilities Commission
    • Emergency Order 33, April 17, 2020 – EO activating the New Hampshire Crisis Standards of Care Plan
    • Emergency Order 32, April 16, 2020 – EO extending Emergency Orders #1 and #19 (temporary remote instruction and support for public K-12 school districts)
    • Emergency Order 31, April 16, 2020 – EO establishing the COVID-19 Long Term Care Stabilization Program 
    • Emergency Order 20, March 30, 2020 – EO granting temporary emergency wage enhancement for New Hampshire Liquor Commission retail employees
    • Emergency Order 21, April 1, 2020 – EO establishing the COVID-19 emergency domestic and sexual violence services relief fund
    • Emergency Order 22, April 1, 2020 – EO authorizing emergency funding for child protective services
    • Emergency Order 23, April 1, 2020 – EO for temporary modification of municipal and local government statutory requirements
    • Emergency Order 24, April 3, 2020 – Modification and clarification of Emergency Order 4 regarding evictions and foreclosures
    • Emergency Order 25, April 3, 2020 – Order temporary modification of interest penalty for late payment of property taxes
    • Executive order 2020-05, April 3, 2020 – Extension of State of Emergency declared in EO 2020-04
    • Emergency Order 26, April 4, 2020 – Extension of Emergency Orders 2, 6, and 19
    • Emergency Order 27, April 6, 2020 – Restriction of hotels and other lodging providers to provision of lodging for vulnerable populations and essential workers
    • Emergency Order 28, April 7, 2020 – Temporary non-congregate sheltering order to reduce the spread of COVID-19
    • Emergency Order 29, April 9, 2020 – Temporary modification to executive branch deadlines and requirements
    • Emergency Order 30, April 9, 2020 – Temporary requirements regarding healthcare provided in alternate settings
  • Supreme Court
    • Order 1,2, 3, - November 6, 2020 – Renewing and amending Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Circuit Court proceedings 
    • Order 1, 2, 3, – September 24, 2020 – Renewing and amending Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Circuit Court proceedings 
    • Order, August 21, 2020 – Order regarding quarantine prior to entry to courthouse 
    • Order 1, 2, 3, – August 12, 2020 – Renewing and amending Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Circuit Court proceedings 
    • Order, July 24, 2020 – Individuals entering State of New Hampshire courthouses and other Judicial Branch workplaces must wear face covers that cover the mouth and nose
    • Order 1,2, 3, - July 2, 2020 – Renewing and amending Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Circuit Court proceedings
    • 3 New Orders 1, 2, 3 – June 11, 2020 – Renewing and amending Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Circuit Court proceedings
    • 3 New Orders 1, 2, 3 – May 21, 2020 – Renewing and amending Supreme Court superior court, and circuit court proceedings.
    • Emergency Order, May 14, 2020 – Concerning appointment of counsel in criminal cases in superior court and circuit court 
    • Order, May 12, 2020 – Order closing 10th Circuit – District Division – Plaistow Court effective June 30, 2020
    • Order, May 11, 2020 – Order canceling the May 29, 2020 Advisor Committee on Rules meeting and public hearing
    • Order, May 5, 2020 – Order extending the date for NHMCLE compliance and modifying the dates for the assessment of delinquency fees imposed by the NHMCLE Board
    • Order, May 4, 2020 – Order regarding the wearing of face masks
    • Order, May 1, 2020 – Order adopting amendments to court rules
    • Emergency Order (Revised), April 30, 2020 – Second renewed and amended EO governing proceedings of New Hampshire Supreme Court committees
    • Order, April 24, 2020 – Second renewed and amended order suspending in-person court proceedings related to Circuit Court
    • Order, April 24, 2020 – Second renewed and amended order suspending in-person court proceedings related to Superior Court
    • Order, April 24, 2020 – Second renewed and amended emergency order governing supreme court proceedings
    • Order, April 14, 2020 – Order rescheduling the NH Bar Exam to September 9 and 10, 2020
    • Order, April 10, 2020 – Order postponing the July 2020 bar exam as a result of public health concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Emergency Order, April 2, 2020 – Renewed and amended emergency order governing proceedings of New Hampshire Supreme Court Committees
    • Renewed and Amended Order, March 27, 2020
    • Supreme Court will remain open on a restricted basis; accept electronic signatures on pleadings and allow litigants signature to be made by litigants attorney; subject to exceptions, all in-person proceedings are suspended through May 3, 2020, including oral arguments; suspends some court rules relating to technology and travel to the court; deadlines set to expire on or after April 7, 2020 are not extended, tolled, or suspended
  • District Court
    • Order 2020-32 – October 27, 2020 – Order regarding restricted public access to courthouses 
    • Order 2020-29, September 11, 2020 – Order Extending CARES Act Authorization
    • Order 2020-30, September 11, 2020 – Order on Civil Jury Trials and Mediations
    • Order 2020-28, August 5, 2020 – Order Re: restricted public access to courthouses
    • Order 2020-27, July 24, 2020 – Order Re: Protocol Governing In-Court Proceedings Due to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19
    • Order 2020-26, July 24, 2020 – Order Clarifying Speedy Trial Act Findings in response to exigent circumstances created by COVID-19
    • Order 2020-25, July 24, 2020 – Order Re: Court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19
    • Order 2020-23, July 1, 2020 – Order Re: Restricted Public Access to Rudman Courthouse and Cleveland Federal Building 
    • Order 2020-21, June 17, 2020 – Order extending deadlines in prior standing cases
    • Order 2020-22, June 17, 2020 – Order clarifying Speedy Trial Act Findings in response to exigent circumstances
    • Order 2020-19, May 26, 2020 – Order clarifying Speedy Trial Act
    • Order 2020-18, May 13, 2020 – Order clarifying Speedy Trial Act findings in response to exigent circumstances created by COVID-19
    • Order 2020-17, May 13, 2020 – Order extending deadlines in prior standing orders
    • Order 2020-16, April 16, 2020 – Order Clarifying Speedy Trial Act Findings in Response to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19
    • Order 2020-15, April 15, 2020 – Order extending deadlines in prior standing orders
    • Order 2020-14, April 3, 2020 – Order amending Order 20-5 regarding scheduling of hearings in criminal cases
    • Order 2020-12, March 30, 2020 – Order authorizing video and telephone conferring pursuant to the CARES Act
    • Order 2020 -13, March 30, 2020 – Order regarding CJA interim vouchers
    • Order 2020-11, March 27, 2020 – Order allowing pro se litigants and attorneys to file document by email

30. New Jersey

  • Governor
    • Executive Order 195, November 12, 2020 – EO permitting municipalities to impose additional restrictions on non-essential businesses after 8pm
    • Emergency Order 194, November 10, 2020 – EO announcing new COVID-19 mitigation protocols 
    • Emergency Order 192, October 24, 2020 – EO protecting New Jersey workforce during pandemic
    • Emergency Order 191, October 24, 2020 – EO extending public health emergency 
    • Emergency Order 190, October 15, 2020 – EO extending utility shutoff moratorium through March 15, 2021
    • Emergency Order 189, October 15, 2020 – EO extending 2019 corporate business tax calendar year return filing deadlines
    • Emergency Order #187, October 12, 2020 – EO allowing resumption of contact practices and competition for certain organized sports in indoor settings 
    • Executive Order #186, September 25, 2020 – EO extending public health emergency 
    • Executive Order #183, September 1, 2020 – EO allowing resumption of indoor dining starting September 4, 2020
    • Executive Order #181, August 27, 2020 – EO opening gyms and indoor amusement parks 
    • Executive Order 180, August 27, 2020 – EO Extending public health emergency
    • Executive Order 179, August 25, 2020 – EO modifying primary vote by mail for general election
    • Executive Order 178, August 14, 2020 – EO extending certain statutory deadlines across state government
    • Executive Order 177, August 14, 2020 – EO mailing every active registered voter a VBM ballot ahead of the general election
    • Executive Order 175, August 13, 2020 – EO Opening New Jersey Schools for in-person instruction subject to critical health and safety protocols
    • Executive Order 173, August 3, 2020 – EO decreasing indoor gathering capacity
    • Executive Order 172, August 3, 2020 – EO allowing public employees to immediately enroll in state health plan benefits
    • Executive order 171, August 3, 2020 – EO extending previous orders.
    • Executive order 170, July 31, 2020 – EO Extending certain statutory deadlines across state government
    • July 28, 2020 – Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico, Bringing New Total to 36 States and Territories
    • July 28, 2020 – Governor Murphy Announces Additional $15 Million in CARES Act Funding to Recovery of Small Businesses
    • July 24, 2020 – Department of Education Issues Guidance Allowing Parents to Choose All-Remote Learning for Their Children
    • Executive Order 169, July 20, 2020 – Executive Order clarifying EO 164 regarding party committees and elections
    • Executive Order 168, July 20, 2020 – Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings
    • Executive Order 166, July 17, 2020 – Executive Order Creating Greater Oversight and Accountability for Federal COVID-19 Resources
    • Executive Order 165, July 13, 2020 – Executive Order Lifting 50 Percent Capacity Limits on NJ TRANSIT and Private-Carrier Vehicles
    • Executive Order 163, July 2, 2020 – EO requiring individuals to wear masks outdoors when cant socially distance
    • Executive Order 162, July 2, 2020 – EO extending public health emergency in New Jersey
    • Executive Order 161, July 2, 2020 – EO announcing outdoor gathering capacity limit
    • Executive Order 159, June 30, 2020 – EO Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines Across State Government
    • Executive Order 158, June 29, 2020 – EO temporarily pausing resumption of in-door dining
    • Executive Order 157, June 26, 2020 – EO Establishing Rules for Indoor Dining, Indoor Recreational Facilities, and Individualized Instruction at Gyms and Fitness Centers 
    • Executive Order 156, June 22, 2020 – EO announcing increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits 
    • Executive Order 155, June 18, 2020 – EO allowing for limited in-person instruction at institutions of higher learning and trade training beginning on July 1, 2020
    • Executive Order 154, June 13, 2020 – EO allowing personal care service facilities to open June 22, 2020
    • Executive Order 153, June 9, 2020 – EO opening pools effective June 22, and opening additional outdoor recreational businesses
    • Executive Order 152, June 9, 2020 – EO lifting limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings
    • Executive Order 151, June 4, 2020 – EO extending Public Health Emergency
    • Executive Order 150, June 3, 2020 – EO Announcing Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Expand Premises for Liquor License Holders
    • Executive Order 149, May 30, 2020 – EO Allowing Resumption of Child Care Services, Youth Day Camps, and Organized Sports Over the Coming Weeks
    • Executive Order 148, May 22, 2020 – EO increasing capacity limit on outdoor gatherings
    • Executive Order 147, May 18, 2020 – EO regarding further reopenings
    • Executive Order 146, May 16, 2020 – EO to reopen charter fishing and watercraft rental businesses
    • Executive Order 145, May 15, 2020 – EO allowing elective surgeries and invasive procedures to resume on May 26
    • Executive Order 144, May 15, 2020 – EO to protect public health by mailing every registered voter a VBM Ballot or application ahead of the primary election
    • Executive Order 143, May 14, 2020 – EO allowing beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores to remain open with social distancing measures in place 
    • Executive Order 142, May 13, 2020 – EO permitting resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and gatherings in cars
    • Executive Order 141, May 12, 2020 – EO mandating that all local, county, and regional health departments use the CommCare platform to support their contact tracing efforts
    • Executive Order 140, May 8, 2020 – EO naming the Restart and Recovery Advisory Council
    • Executive Order 138, May 6, 2020 – EO extending public health emergency in New Jersey
    • Executive Order 137, May 4, 2020 – EO to recognize new fiscal realities due to COVID-19 pandemic
    • Executive Order 136, May 2, 2020 – EO extending statutory deadlines for various environmental laws
    • Executive Order 135, May 1, 2020 – EO suspending in-person requirements for receipt of a marriage license and marriage ceremonies, and for the receipt of working papers for minors
    • Executive Order 133, April 29, 2020 – EO reopening state parks and golf courses
    • Executive Order 132, April 29, 2020 – EO allowing electronic petition submission and signature collection for initiatives and referenda
    • Executive Order 131, April 28, 2020 – EO creating a commission charged with advising the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown
    • Executive Order 130, April 28, 2020 – EO allowing municipalities to extend grace period for May 1st property tax payments until June 1st
    • Executive Order 129, April 27, 2020 – EO extending retired officer carry permits by a period of 90 days until after the ongoing public health emergency ends.
    • Executive Order 128, April 24, 2020 – EO providing critical short-term support for renters
    • Executive Order 127, April 14, 2020 – EO extending certain deadlines associated with rulemaking
    • Executive Order 126, April 13, 2020 – EO prohibiting cable and telecommunications providers from terminating internet and voice service
    • Executive Order 125, April 11, 2020 – EO to implement additional mitigation requirements on NJ transit, private carriers, and restaurants to limit the spread of COVID-19
    • Executive Order 124, April 10, 2020 – EO to establish a process to grant temporary reprieve to certain at-risk inmates
    • Executive Order 123, April 9, 2020 – EO extending insurance premium grace periods
    • Announcement, April 8, 2020 – Announcement/EO postponing the June 2nd primary election until July 7th
    • Executive Order 122, April 8, 2020 – EO ceasing all non-essential constructions projects and imposes additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and industries to limit the spread of COVID-19
    • Executive Order 121, April 8, 2020 – EO allowing greater weight for vehicles carrying COVID-19 relief supplies
    • Executive Order 119, April 7, 2020 – EO Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey
    • Executive Order 118, April 7, 2020 – EO closing state and county parks to further social distancing
    • Executive Order 117, April 7, 2020 – EO waving student assessment requirements for 2019-2020 school year
    • Executive Order 116, April 4, 2020 – EO extending statutory deadlines for school districts whose elections were moved from April to May
    • Executive Order 115, April 4, 2020 – EO allowing certain retirees to return to public employment
    • Executive Order 113, April 2, 2020 – EO authorizing commandeering of property such as medical supplies
    • Executive Order 112, April 1, 2020 – EO removing barriers for health care professionals joining New Jersey’s COVID-19 response and providing protections for front line responders
  • Supreme Court
    • Order, September 17, 2020 – Order regarding court operations and legal practice 
    • Order, July 22, 2020 – Order authorizing resumption of new civil and criminal trials that have been suspended for more than four months due to COVID-19 
    • Notice, June 22, 2020 – New Jersey Courts enter Second Phase of Post-Pandemic Plan 
    • Notice and Plan, June 10, 2020 – Post-Pandemic Plan, Transitioning from Phase 1 to Phase 2
    • Notice, May 18, 2020 – Guidance for Megan's Law proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Notice and Order, May 15, 2020 – Clarification of four provisions of the court’s second omnibus order regarding court operations during the COVID-19 crisis
    • Notice, May 15, 2020 – Supplement to Grand Jury Charge and Oath of Secrecy for the Virtual Grand Jury Pilot Project
    • Notice, May 15, 2020 – Promulgating updated statewide violations bureau schedule
    • Notice and Order, May 14, 2020 – Supreme Court authorization of virtual grand jury pilot program
    • Notice, May 14, 2020 – June 3 virtual public hearing on proposed rule amendments
    • Notice and Order, May 11, 2020 – COVID-19, Electronic filing in eCourts and the Judiciary Electronic Document Submission (JEDS) System, Attorneys Required to File in eCourts Where Available
    • Notice and Order, May 7, 2020 – temporarily authorizing out-of-state attorneys during COVID-19 to provide pro bono legal services under supervision
    • Order, May 1, 2020 – Directive #13-20 regarding sentencing guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Notice, April 28, 2020 – Regarding public access to court events during COVID-19, Directives #11-20 and #12-20
    • Notice and Order, April 24, 2020 – Regarding second omnibus order on court operations and legal practice, more operations to be conducted remotely; limited discovery extensions and tolling periods
    • Notice, April 22, 2020 – Regarding updated instructions and guidance on conducting Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels (MESPs) by telephone or video
    • Order, April 21, 2020 – Mandating COVID-19 filing extensions be applicable to local property tax appeals in revaluation and reassessment districts
    • Notice and Order, April 20, 2020 – Regarding continuation of remote court proceedings, public access, sentencing
    • Announcement, April 16, 2020 – Announcement regarding the conducting of arbitration by video or telephone
    • Announcement, April 15, 2020 – Notice of deadline extensions and tolling periods in the appellate division related to COVID-19
    • Announcement, April 13, 2020 – New dates announced for July bar exam
    • Announcement, April 9, 2020 – New Jersey Judiciary launches expanded electronic filing system
    • Announcement, April 6, 2020 – Announcement allowing 2020 law school graduates to temporarily practice law despite postponement of the bar exam
  • District Court
    • Notice, October 16, 2020 – Notice regarding temperature checks at all courthouses 
    • Notice, October 1, 2020 – Phase III reopening 
    • Notice, September 23, 2020 – Standing order extending CARES Act Authorization allowing criminal proceedings via video and telephone conferencing
    • Notice, September 23, 2020 – Standing order extending Order 2020-12, jury trial trials and Speedy Trial Act
    • Notice, September 18, 2020 – Standing Order regarding temperature screening pilot at Trenton courthouse
    • Notice, September 18, 2020 – Standing Order regarding protocol for entrance to courthouses 
    • Notice, June 23, 2020 – Amending Standing Order 2020-06 – Extending Video/Teleconferencing for Criminal Proceedings Under the CARES Act
    • Standing Order 20-13, May 22, 2020 – Order requiring those who enter the court wear a face covering and maintain social distancing
    • Standing Order 20-12, May 22, 2020 – Order extending procedures outlined in previous orders
    • Standing Order 20-11, May 15, 2020 – Order regarding pro hac vice fees in habeas petitions from immigration detainees seeking immediate release due to COVID-19
    • Notice, May 6, 2020 – Regarding applicants for attorney admission
    • Notice, April 27, 2020 – Regarding remotely attending public hearings
    • Standing Order 20-10, April 20, 2020 – Order regarding habeas petitions from immigration detainees seeking immediate release due to COVID-19
    • Standing Order 20-09, April 17, 2020 – Order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19, modifications of standing order 2020-02, 2020-03, and 2020-04
    • Standing Order 20-08, April 16, 2020 – Order regarding First Step Act of 2018
    • Notice, April 2, 2020 – Amended Standing Order of 20-6
    • Standing Order 20-07, March 30, 2020 – Order expanding use of electronic signatures
    • Standing Order 20-06, March 30, 2020 – Order regarding video and telephone conferencing for criminal proceedings under the CARES Act

31. New Mexico

  • Governor
    • Executive Order 2020-75, October 29, 2020 – Fourth Amended Order Directing Individuals Traveling to New Mexico to Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine for a Limited Period and Directing the New Mexico Department of Health to Initiate Lawful Isolation and Quarantine Proceedings for Individuals Who Do Not Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine 
    • Executive Order 2020-73, October 16, 2020 – Renewing state of emergency
    • Executive Order 2020-72, October 16, 2020 – Third Amended Order regarding self-quarantining for visitors 
    • Executive Order 2020-64, September 24, 2020 – EO renewing state of public health emergency 
    • Executive Order 2020-63, September 3, 2020 – Amended order directing individuals traveling to NM to self-quarantine and directing NM Dept. of Health to initiate lawful isolation and quarantine proceedings for those who do not self-quarantine
    • Executive Order 2002-56, August 6, 2020 – Order directing individuals traveling to New Mexico to self-quarantine
    • Executive Order 2020-55, July 30, 2020 – Order renewing public health emergency and other orders tied to the public health emergency
    • Executive Order 2020-54, July 1, 2020 – Amended Order Directing Individuals Traveling to New Mexico to Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine for a Limited Period and Directing the New Mexico Department of Health to Initiate Lawful Isolation and Quarantine Proceedings for Individuals Who Do Not Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine
    • Executive Order 2020-53, June 30, 2020 – EO Renewing the State of Public Health Emergency Initially Declared in Executive Order 2020-004, Other Powers Invoked In That Order, and All Other Orders and Directives Contained in Executive Orders Tied to the Ongoing Public Health Emergency
    • Numerous Orders (10) regarding emergency funds for various departments, which can be found here.
    • Executive Order 2020-39, June 11, 2020 – EO Extending Order Temporarily Permitting Notarial Acts Through Audio-Visual Technology Under Certain Conditions 
    • Executive Order 2020-37, June 1, 2020- Amended Order Directing Individuals Traveling to New Mexico Through an Airport to Self-Isolate or Self-Quarantine
    • Executive Order 2020-36, June 1, 2020 - Renewing the state of public health emergency initially declared in Executive Order 2020-004, other powers invoked in that order, and all other orders and directives
    • Executive Order 2020-30, May 15, 2020 – Renewing the state of public health emergency initially declared in Executive Order 2020-004, other powers invoked in that order, and all other orders and directives contained in executive orders tied to the public health emergency
    • Announcement, May 15, 2020 – Launching Mask Madness competition
    • Announcement, May 13, 2020 – State to further modify public health emergency order
    • Executive Order 2020-29, May 7, 2020 – Granting city of Gallup’s third request for declaration of emergency; imposing business closures; closing certain roadways; limiting gatherings
    • Executive Order 2020-28, May 4, 2020 – EO granting city of Gallup’s second request for declaration of emergency; imposing business closures; closing certain roadways; limiting gatherings
    • Executive Order 2020-27, May 1, 2020 – EO granting city of Gallup’s request for declaration of emergency; imposing business closures; closing certain roadways; limiting gatherings
    • Executive Order 2020-26, April 30, 2020 – EO renewing the state of public health emergency initially declared in Executive Order 2020-004, other powers invoked in that order, and all other orders and directives contained in executive orders tied to the public health emergency
    • Executive Order 2020-25, April 23, 2020 – EO directing all executive agencies to afford a presumption of a compensable occupational disease and to award service credit to certain qualifying state employees and volunteers
    • Executive Order 2020-24, April 9, 2020 – EO clarifying that in-person shareholders’ and members’ meetings are temporarily unlawful and directing that such meetings may be held virtually
    • Executive Order 2020-23, April 8, 2020 – EO authorizing further additional emergency funds for personal protective equipment, testing supplies, and other necessary materials to address the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Executive Order 2020-22, April 6, 2020 – EO Renewing the state of public health emergency declared in EO 2020-04
    • Executive Order 2020-21, April 6, 2020 – EO commuting the sentences of incarcerated individuals who meet certain criteria and instructing the Dept. of Corrections to release those individuals from facilities
    • Executive Order 2020-20, April 2, 2020 – Order allowing Canadian nurses to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Executive Order 2020-19, April 2, 2020 – Order authorizing emergency funds for the Aging and Long-Term Services Department
    • Executive Order 2020-18, April 2, 2020 – Order authorizing additional emergency funds for the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to assist with COVID-19 response
    • Executive Order 2020-17, March 31, 2020 – Order directing New Mexico Department of Transportation to create emergency expedited special permits
    • Executive Order 2020-16, March 30, 2020 – Order waiving all late fees and penalties that could be assessed under the Motor Vehicle Code and directing law enforcement not to issue citations to individuals who qualify for waiver of fees and penalties
  • Supreme Court
    • Order, September 4, 2020 – Order amending public health protocols 
    • Order, July 6, 2020 – Order adopting PHE protocols for Safe and Effective Operations of New Mexico Courts
    • Order, July 6, 2020 – Order discontinuing the use of CourtCall and similar services for all proceedings
    • Order, June 16, 2020 – Order regarding precautionary travel and screening protocols for entry into New Mexico courthouses
    • Order, June 16, 2020 – Order regarding deadlines for plea and settlement agreements for cases set for trial during public health emergency 
    • Order, June 5, 2020 – Stay of issuance of Writs of Garnishment and Writs of Execution in consumer debt collection
    • Order, May 28, 2020 – Order recommencing jury trials
    • Order, May 28, 2020 – Order extending deadlines for payment of fines
    • Order, May 21, 2020 – Order regarding visitation between children in custody under the COVID-19 health emergency
    • Order, May 15, 2020 – In the matter of the use of protective face coverings in New Mexico courts during the COVID-19 public health emergency
    • Order, May 8, 2020 – In the matter of the continuity of court operations during the COVID-19 public health emergency 
    • Announcement, May 2, 2020 – Announcing Magistrate Court in Gallup to remain closed for a week
    • Announcement, May 1, 2020 – Announcing District Court in Gallup to remain open but Magistrate Court closed until Monday afternoon because of emergency restrictions in the community
    • Order, April 28, 2020 – Order postponing bar exam in July due to public health emergency
    • Order, April 23, 2020 – Order extending the stay of all court orders requiring in-person visits between children in custody of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and respondents under the Abuse and Neglect Act
    • Order, April 16, 2020 – Regarding updated precautionary measures for court operations in the New Mexico judiciary during the COVID-19 public health emergency
    • Order, April 10, 2020 – Regarding the amendment of certain procedural requirements for all judicial proceedings ad case types during the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • District Court
    • Order, July 20, 2020 – United States Courthouse in Las Cruces, NM closed for cleaning due to positive COVID-19 case; reopened July 22, 2020
    • Order, July 2, 2020 – Supplementing Admin Order 20-MC-04-17 & Superseding Supplemental Admin Order 20-MC-04-19 (20-MC-04-27) 
    • Order, June 26, 2020 – Order regarding Video and Teleconferences in Federal Guilty Plea Proceedings before Magistrate Judges under the CARES Act.
    • Order, June 26, 2020 – Order regarding Video and Teleconferences in criminal proceedings under the CARES Act. 
    • Order, June 9, 2020 – Order regarding providing lunch to jury members
    • Supplemental Order, May 19, 2020 – Order continuing all jury trials through July 6, 2020, requiring those in the courthouse to wear a face covering, and all public and media access to hearings will continue to be livestreamed.
    • Supplemental Order, May 19, 2020 – Updating COVID-19 temporary administrative procedures manual
    • Order, May 5, 2020 – order in the matter of the establishment of the committee on the local civil rules and appointment of committee members (20-MC-04-18)
    • Order (Updated), April 28, 2020 – Order in the matter of court operations under the exigent circumstances created by the coronavirus disease 2019 (20-MC-04-17)
    • Order, April 27, 2020 – Order updating the matter of court operations under the exigent circumstances created by the coronavirus disease 2019
    • Order, April 16, 2020 – Ordering the closure of the Pete V. Domenici U.S. courthouse
    • Notice, April 2, 2020 – Notice announcing COVID-19 Temporary Administrative Procedures Manual
    • Notice, April 1, 2020 – Notice regarding court operations during COVID-19
    • Standing Order, March 31, 2020 – Referral of felony guilty pleas to magistrate judges in all felony cases
    • Notice, March 31, 2020 – Additional notice regarding video and telephone conferencing
    • Notice, March 30, 2020 – Notice regarding video and telephone conferencing in criminal proceedings under the CARES Act

32. New York

  • Governor
    • Executive Order 205.2, October 31, 2020 – EO regarding quarantine restrictions on travelers arriving in New York 
    • Executive Order 205.1, September 28, 2020 – EO regarding quarantine restrictions on travelers arriving in New York 
    • Executive Order 205, June 24, 2020 – EO regarding quarantine restrictions on travelers arriving in New York; all travelers entering New York from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or higher than 10% positivity rate over seven days are required to quarantine for 14 days.
    • Executive Order 202.42, June 15, 2020 – Order modifying non-essential gatherings from 10 individuals to 25
    • Executive Order 202.41, June 13, 2020 – Order extending and amending previous orders 
    • Executive Order 2020.40, June 9, 2020 – Order extending previous orders until July 9, 2020
    • Executive Order 2020.39, June 7, 2020 – Order allowing any ballot for an election held on June 9, 2020 and received by June 16th shall be canvassed; exempts public school districts from performance reviews of school teachers and principals; appoints teachers who are in last year of probationary period to tenure; amends previous orders regarding bars/restaurants activity in relation to phase 2 reopening; extended requirement of non-essential workers to work from home or take leave without charging accruals
    • Executive Order 2020.38, June 6, 2020 – Order allowing retail stores to have discretion in checking temperatures prior to admittance, and denying admittance for refusal; extending order requiring bars and restaurants from serving patrons on-premises; permits attendance at places of worship, up to 25% capacity; when resumption of on-premise consumption of food/drink at bars/restaurants to facilitate social distancing, the State Liquor Authority can expand space into non-licensed areas, i.e., sidewalks and closed streets
    • Executive Order 202.37, June 5, 2020 – Order allowing educational services to be held in person for the summer term 
    • Executive Order 202.36, June 2, 2020 – EO regarding provisions for Phase 2 opening and amending/extending previous orders
    • Executive Order 202.35, May 29, 2020 – EO extending previous E)’s and providing guidance on Phase 2 opening
    • Executive Order 202.34, May 28, 2020 – EO extending previous EO’s and allowing business discretion over face coverings. Note: EO 202.33 is irrelevant as it dealt with the Memorial Day Holiday.
    • Executive Order 202.32, May 22, 2020 – EO allowing all social gatherings of 10 or less with proper social distancing and cleaning protocols
    • Executive Order 202.32, May 21, 2020 – EO regarding testing for COVID-19, allowing racetracks to operate June 1, 2020, permits gatherings of 10 or less for religious services, fines for late payments,
    • Executive Order 202.31, May 14, 2020 – EO regarding further modifications to labor law, penal law, and various provisions from previous executive orders
    • Executive Order 202.30, May 10, 2020 – EO regarding COVID-19 testing in nursing homes and adult care facilities
    • Executive Order 202.29, May 8, 2020 – EO continuing suspensions from orders 202.15 trough 202.21
    • Executive Order 202.28, May 7, 2020 – EO continuing suspensions from orders 202.01 through 202.14 with certain exceptions
    • Executive Order 202.27, May 5, 2020 – EO extending Executive Order 202 provisions for processionals operating without NY licensure
    • Executive Order 202.26, May 1, 2020 – EO regarding temporary modifications to election and education laws
    • Executive Order 202.25, April 29, 2020 – EO regarding the temporary birthing site protocols and conditional authorization of elective surgeries
    • Executive Order 202.24, April 25, 2020 – EO regarding…
      • Pharmacy use of COVID-19 tests and limited service laboratories;
      • And the cancellation of city council special election
    • Executive Order 202.23, April 24, 2020 – EO regarding…
      • Absentee ballot mailings;
      • The authorization to suspend skilled nursing facility and adult care facility certifications;
      • And the cancellation of state assembly and state senate special elections
    • Executive Order 202.22, April 20, 2020 – EO regarding…
      • Real Property Tax Law tentative assessment roll filing and extensions;
      • Real Property Tax Law final state equalization rate, class ratio, and class equalization rate certification extensions;
      • Real Property Tax Law county tax reductions;
      • County tax late payment suspensions;
      • And county school tax late payment suspensions.
    • Executive Order 202.21, April 19, 2020 – EO regarding the authorization of remotely conducted marriage ceremonies
    • Executive Order 202.20, April 18, 2020 – EO regarding extending marriage license renewal deadlines, fee waivers for second marriage licenses, and designations for remotely conducted marriage ceremonies
    • Executive Order 202.19, April 17, 2020 – EO regarding…
      • Rehiring notice deadlines for businesses receiving federal Paycheck Protection Program funding;
      • The establishment of a single, statewide coordinated COVID-19 testing prioritization process for all laboratories in the state;
      • Requirements for skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and adult care facilities on giving family members notice of COVID-19 incidents and penalties for untimely notices;
      • And restrictions on local governments and local departments of health prohibiting actions affecting public health without prior consultation with the state department of health and any actions that could impede or conflict with any other local government actions, or state actions, with respect to managing the COVID-19 public health emergency
    • Executive Order 202.18, April 16, 2020 – EO regarding…
      • Filing deadlines and fees under the General Business Law;
      • Allowing health care practitioners, technicians, and social workers licensed in Canada to practice in New York State without civil or criminal penalty related to lack of licensure;
      • Triennial registration extensions for pharmacy establishments;
      • Extensions of statements of domestic or foreign professional service corporations, design professional service corporations, registered professional limited liability partnerships, and New York registered foreign professional limited liability partnerships renewals and triennial renewal;
      • The extension of waivers for certain special education schools and early intervention programs providing certain professional services;
      • Exceptions for in-home, remote, and delivery services from health care practitioners and not-for-profit corporations, including but not limited to in-home COVID-19 testing;
      • The suspension of in-person client contacts;
      • Requirements for condominium operation sponsorships;
      • Waiving the 15 day waiting period in which a service retirement application must be on file before it becomes effective;
      • Requirements for skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and adult care facilities on giving family members notice of COVID-19 incidents;
      • The use of face masks for any person utilizing public or private transportation carriers or other for-hire vehicles;
      • And the extensions of provisions relating to closures of businesses, places of public accommodation, and schools
    • Executive Order 202.17, April 15, 2020 – EO requiring no-action and no-filing letters be issues by the Attorney General and face masks to be worn by individuals in public places
    • Executive Order 202.16, April 12, 2020 – EO regarding…
      • Additional permissions for individuals administering COVID-19 tests;
      • Temporary modifications to the Multiple Dwelling Law as it pertains to landlord-tenant relationships;
      • Submissions of no-action and no-filing applications made to the department of law for essential projects involving affordable housing and homeless shelters;
      • The postponement of scheduled caucuses required to take place in April or May;
      • And face-mask usage and allocation requirements for employees
    • Executive Order 202.15, April 9, 2020 – EO continuing temporary suspension and modification of laws relating to the disaster emergency order regarding bottled water labeling requirements, prescription drugs and the practice of medicine in the state, public hearings and meetings, and funerals.
    • Executive Order 202.14, April 7, 2020 –
      • Any medical equipment that is used to combat COVID-19 that is held in inventory by any entity in the state shall be reported to the Dept. of Health
      • Continuation of previous orders for social distancing
      • A violation of the EO’s for social distancing shall be a violation punishable as a violation of public health law
      • All schools will remain closed until April 29, 2020
      • Superintendent of Financial Services shall have the authority to promulgate emergency regulations
      • Laws and regulations that require documents to be signed in front of a witness can be performed by utilizing audio-video technology
    • Executive Order 202.13, March 31, 2020 –
      • Banking instruments may be verified or acknowledged using fax or electronic means
      • Special elections are rescheduled to June 23, 2020
      • Petitions for nomination of any office commencing March 31, 2020 are postponed
      • Any school, library, or village election scheduled in April or May is postponed until at least June 1, 2020
      • Any non-essential worker is to work from home
      • Executive orders pertaining to COVID-19 are effective until April 15, 2020, unless extended
      • EO 202.12 is modified to cover labor, delivery and immediate postpartum
  • Court of Appeals
    • Order - The Court of Appeals has issued an order waiving strict compliance with the requirements of section 520.8 and 520.12 of the Rules for the Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law (22 NYCRR 520.8 and 520.12) to permit the New York State Board of Law Examiners to replace the Uniform Bar Examination with the Emergency Remote Testing Option to be offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners on October 5-6 and to require an applicant who passes the Emergency Remote Testing Option to complete an application for admission within one year from the date when such applicant sits for the second day of the Emergency Remote Testing Option
    • Notice to the Bar, July 22, 2020 – Notice regarding Court of Appeals operations
    • Order, July 16, 2020 – Order regarding bar examination and temporary practice 
    • Notice to the Bar, July 8, 2020 – Notice amending the court’s 2020 sessions
    • Notice to the Bar, May 22, 2020 – Regarding returning to in-person operations and June 2020 court session
    • Notice to the Bar, May 11, 2020 – Regarding new companion filing upload portal requirements
    • Announcement, April 28, 2020 – Regarding Chief Judge’s approval of temporary authorization program
    • Notice to the Bar (Updated), April 23, 2020 – The Court will not hear oral arguments in the April/May session
    • Announcement, April 21, 2020 – Regarding academic and bar admission dispensations
    • Notice to the Bar, April 6, 2020 – The Court will not hear oral arguments in the April/May session
    • Updated notice regarding July 2020 Bar Exam, it is rescheduled for September 9-10, 2020
  • District Court for the Eastern District of NY
  • District Court for the Northern District of NY
    • Update to General Orders 61, 59, 58 – October 8, 2020 
    • General Order 61, May 13, 2020 – Regarding COVID-19 public emergency order concerning face masks/coverings in public areas of NDNY courthouses
    • General Order 59 (Revised), May 13, 2020 – Regarding criminal case operations in response to COVID-19
    • General Order 58 (Revised), April 29, 2020 – Order regarding coronavirus COVID-19 public emergency
    • Order, April 29, 2020 – Order extending certain statutory deadlines for administrative and civil judicial asset forfeiture proceedings and actions
    • General Order 59, April 3, 2020 – Criminal case operations in response to COVID-19
    • General Order 60, April 1, 2020 – Order concerning interim vouchers for CJA
  • District Court for the Western District of NY
    • General Order, September 24, 2020 – Order updating court operations and access, extending other orders through December 24, 2020 
    • General Order, July 15, 2020 – Order updating court access and operations 
    • General Order, June 15, 2020 – Order restricting entry to the court and requiring face coverings; continuing criminal trials, civil jury trials, naturalization, and grand jury selections; certain criminal matters are to take place via videoconference; certain proceedings are excluded under the Speedy Trial Act; and other court operation procedures
    • General Order, May 13, 2020 – Order updating court operations and access and extending many of the previous orders
    • General Order (Updated), April 23, 2020 – Order regarding visitor restrictions and the use of PPEs in all courthouses in the District as a result of the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread throughout New York State
    • General Order, April 17, 2020 – Order regarding court appearances under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19
    • General Order, March 30, 2020 – Order regarding video and telephone teleconferencing for criminal matters
    • General Order, March 29, 2020 – Order regarding CJA panel attorneys interim compensations during COVID-19 pandemic
    • General Order, March 27, 2020 – order regarding CJA interim payments
  • District Court for the Southern District of NY
    • Notice, November 10, 2020 – Protocol for domestic travelers 
    • Order, October 26, 2020 – Restrictions on courthouse visitors 
    • Notice, September 23, 2020 – SDNY Phase III Re-Entry (Description
    • Notice, July 7, 2020 – Notice to Pro Se litigants regarding court procedures 
    • Plan, June 22, 2020 – 2020 Phased Re-Entry Plan
    • Notice, May 8, 2020 – Regarding procedure for attorney calls to inmates
    • Standing Order, April 21, 2020 – Regarding interim CJA voucher authorization
    • Standing Order, April 21, 2020 – Regarding the extension of time under the Speedy Trial Act
    • Standing Order, April 20, 2020 – Regarding the suspension of jury trials as a result of COVID-19 and the limitation of court operations
    • Notice, April 13, 2020 – Regarding further curtailing of court operations in response to the COVID-19 virus
    • Standing Order, April 2, 2020 – Waiver of National Policy Requirements for Officer-Related Activities in Certain GPS cases during COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Standing Order, April 1, 2020 – Order related to pandemic bail report dissemination and confidentiality
    • Standing Order, April 1, 2020 – Order allowing pro se litigants to file documents via email

33. North Carolina

  • Governor
    • Executive Order 172, November 13, 2020 – EO extending DHHS provisions 
    • Executive Order 171, October 26, 2020 – EO assisting those at risk of eviction
    • Executive Order 170, October 21, 2020 – Phase 3 extension 
    • Executive Order 169, September 30, 2020 – EO regarding phase 3
    • Executive Order 166, September 27, 2020 – EO terminating EO’s 115 and 114
    • Executive Order 165, September 22, 2020 – EO Extending DHHS provisions
    • Executive Order 164, September 14, 2020 – EO extending transportation provisions
    • Executive Order 163, September 1, 2020 – EO revising procedures and policies regarding the pandemic
    • Executive Order 162, August 31, 2020 – EO extending alcohol curfew
    • Executive Order 161, August 31, 2020 – EO extending remote shareholding meetings for non-profits
    • Executive Order 158, August 18, 2020 – EO furthering fair chance policies in state government employment
    • Executive Order 157, August 14, 2020 – EO regarding extension of transportation provisions 
    • Executive Order 155, August 5, 2020 – EO extending phase 2 of reopening 
    • Executive Order 153, July 28, 2020 – EO restricting late night service of alcoholic beverages
    • Executive Order 152, July 24, 2020 – EO EXTENDING CERTAIN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVISIONS IN PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
    • Executive Order 151, July 16, 2020 – EO regarding Phase 2 Extension
    • Executive Order 150, July 14, 2020 – EO extending transportation waivers 
    • Executive Order 149, July 2, 2020 – EO regarding remote shareholder and nonprofit corporation meetings 
    • Executive Order 148, June 25, 2020 – EO extending DHHS provisions 
    • Executive Order 147, June 24, 2020 – Extension of Phase 2 Order and New Measures to Save Lives in the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Executive Order 144, June 6, 2020 – Order extending previous EO
    • Executive Order 143, June 4, 2020 – Order addressing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color 
    • Executive Order 142, May 30, 2020 – Order temporary prohibiting evictions and extending prohibitions on utility shutoffs
    • Executive Order 141, May 20, 2020 – Easing restrictions on travel, business operations, and mass gatherings: phase 2
    • Executive Order 140, May 19, 2020 – Extending certain transportation-related provisions in previous executive orders (116, 119, 133)
    • Announcement, May 19, 2020 – Governor Cooper requests equitable funding for minority-owned businesses in COVID-19 emergency aid
    • Executive Order 139, May 12, 2020 – Regarding additional regulatory flexibility to meet North Carolina's health and human services needs
    • Executive Order 138, May 5, 2020 – Order easing restrictions on travel, business operations, and mass gatherings: Phase 1
    • Executive Order 137, April 30, 2020 – Order regarding notice of termination of Executive Order 132
    • Executive Order 136, April 24, 2020 – Order authorizing and encouraging remote nonprofit corporation member and board meetings during the COVID-19 state of emergency
    • Executive Order 135, April 23, 2020 – Order extending until May 8, 2020, North Carolina’s Stay At Home (Executive Order 121) as well as other orders regarding the closures of restaurants for dine-in service, bars and other close-contact businesses
    • Executive Order 134, April 20, 2020 – Order allowing businesses flexibility to make payments that assist their employees during the covid-19 pandemic
    • Executive Order 133, April 20, 2020 – Order extending certain transportation-related provisions in previous executive orders
    • Executive Order 132, April 14, 2020 – Order declaring a state of emergency and temporary suspension of motor vehicle regulations to ensure restoration of utility services
    • Executive Order 131, April 9, 2020 – Order establishing additional policies for retail establishments, further risk mitigation measures at long term care facilities, and new processes to expedite payment of unemployment insurance claims
    • Executive Order 130, April 8, 2020 – Order meeting North Carolina’s Health and Human Services Needs
    • Executive Order 129, April 7, 2020 – Order regarding flexibility regarding certain law enforcement training courses
    • Executive Order 128, April 4, 2020 – Disaster Declaration for the Village of Cedar Rock and the Town of Hudson in Caldwell County
    • Executive Order 127, April 4, 2020 – Disaster Declaration for the Town of Marshall, North Carolina
    • Executive Order 125, April 1, 2020 – Order authorizing and encouraging remote shareholder meetings
    • Executive Order 124, March 31, 2020 – Order prohibiting utility shut-off, late fees, and reconnection fees; guidance on evictions; engorging telecommunication providers, banks, and mortgage servicers to provide assistance and flexibility
    • Executive Order 123, March 30, 2020 – Amending existing order to extend the North Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council
    • Executive Order 122, March 30, 2020 – Order regarding donation or transfer of state surplus property in response to public health emergency
  • Supreme Court
    • Order, October 15, 2020 – Order extending emergency directives and allows jury trials to resume in districts with an approved Jury Trial Resumption plan. 
    • Order, September 15, 2020 – Order extending emergency directives 
    • Order, August 15, 2020 – Order extending emergency directives regarding jury trials, evictions, and public health measures 
    • Order, July 29, 2020 – Order extending Emergency Directives 2-8
    • Order, July 24, 2020 – Order extending Emergency Directive 18 regarding summary ejectment cases
    • Order, July 20, 2020 – Order extending Emergency Directives 9-15, 20
    • Order, July 16, 2020 – Order requiring face coverings and procedures for resumption of jury trials 
    • Order, June 29, 2020 – Order extending several existing emergency orders to allow increased use of technology and to limit foot traffic in courthouses
    • Order, May 30, 2020 – Order staying evictions and extending filing deadlines
    • Order, May 21, 2020 – Extending filing deadlines, postponing jury trials, and requiring in-person court operations to take place with some restrictions
    • Announcement, May 20, 2020 – Chief Justice Beasley announces how the courts will begin expanding operations
    • Announcement, May 5, 2020 – North Carolina pro bono resource center launches legal clinic to lessen impact of COVID-19
    • Announcement, May 4, 2020 – North Carolina courts expand remote operations amid COVID-19
    • Announcement, May 2, 2020 – Chief Justice Beasley extends emergency directives until May 30, 2020
    • Announcement, April 30, 2020 – Chief Justice Beasley forms COVID-19 task force
    • Announcement, April 17, 2020 – Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office will immediately implement modifications to its hours of operations and availability
    • Order, April 16, 2020 – Order resuming marriage ceremonies statewide 
    • Order, April 3, 2020 – Order postponing court proceeding until June 1, 2020
    • Order, April 13, 2020 – Order extending court system deadlines until June 1, 2020
  • District Court for the Eastern District of NC
  • District Court for the Western District of NC
    • Order, June 9, 2020 – Order regarding Phase Two of court operations 
    • Announcement, June 6, 2020 – Announcement regarding changes when visiting the court
    • Order, April 1, 2020 – Order regarding progression of criminal trials and other matters during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • District Court for the Middle District of NC
    • Amended Standing Order 13, October 2, 2020 – Order concerning court operations 
    • Amended Standing Order 15, September 21, 2020 – Order concerning the use of video or telephone conferencing 
    • Amended Standing Order 13, July 30, 2020 Order continuing matters until October 5, 2020
    • Amended Standing Order 13, June 9, 2020 – Order continuing matters until August 3, 2020
    • Amended Standing Order 12, June 9, 2020 – requirement that all entrants to any courthouse in the District are required to wear an appropriate face mask or cloth face covering in all public spaces, including courtrooms and security checkpoints
    • Standing Order 16, May 13, 2020 – Designating guidelines for civil and criminal hearings during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Announcement, May 6, 2020 – Regarding open status of CJA application period
    • Standing Order 13 (Amended), April 28, 2020 – Order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19
    • Standing Order 12 (Amended), April 28, 2020 – Order regarding restrictions on visitors to courthouses
    • Standing Order 13 (Amended), March 30, 2020 – Order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19
    • Standing Order 15, March 30, 2020 – Order regarding criminal case operations due to circumstances created by COVID-19

34. North Dakota

  • Governor
    • Executive Order 2020-42 – September 3, 2020 – order suspending the 10 Consecutive Day limitation for substitute teachers 
    • Executive Order 202-39, August 25, 2020 – Rescinding EO 2020-13 
    • Executive Order 2020-36.1, August 10, 2020 – EO extending renewal dates for driver’s licenses in phased approach 
    • Executive Order 2020-36.1, August 10, 2020 – EO extending renewal dates for driver’s licenses in phased approach 
    • Executive Order 2020-20.1, July 28, 2020 – EO suspending in-person continuing education requirements for licensing renewal for nursing home administrators
    • Executive Order 2020-12.2, July 28, 2020 – EO extending eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits to include direct care providers
    • Plan 38, July 15, 2020 – Gov. Burgum releases plan requirements under K-12 Smart Restart 
    • Executive Order 8.2, July 2, 2020 – EO restoring work registration and search requirements for those seeking unemployment 
    • Executive Order 2020-37, July 1, 2020 – EO Suspending Annual Meeting Deadlines for Cooperatives
    • Executive Order 2020-22.1, June 5, 2020 – EO outlining phased approach to resuming visitation to long term care facilities
    • Executive Order 2020-35, June 3, 2020 – EO rescinds EO 2020-33 
    • 2020-33, May 27, 2020 – Burgum Suspends Rule on Ending Fund Balances for School Districts, rescinded by EO 2020-35, June 3, 2020
    • 2020-06.7, May 22, 2020 – Burgum Strongly Encourages Businesses to Follow ND Smart Restart Guidelines
    • 2020-32.1, May 21, 2020 – Burgum Updates Order Waiving Certain Requirements for Academic and CTE Scholarships
    • 2020-23.1, May 21, 2020 – Burgum Approves Second Extension of Cutoff Date for Winter-grade Fuel
    • Announcement, May 20, 2020 – North Dakota to launch second contact tracing app using technology developed by Apple and Google
    • Executive Order, May 19, 2020 – Waiving certain requirements for academic and CTE scholarships
    • Announcement, May 19, 2020 – Burgum announces emergency rule change allowing basic care residents to keep stimulus checks
    • Executive Order, May 19, 2020 – Allowing superintendents and school boards to approve limited building use
    • Executive Order, May 15, 2020 – Encouraging recreational and sports arenas, music and entertainment venues to adopt large gathering protocols
    • Announcement, May 15, 2020 – Burgum releases guidelines for large gatherings, events as part of ND Smart Restart plan
    • Announcement, May 12, 2020 – Emergency Commission approves using over $500M in federal funds for COVID-19 response and recovery
    • Executive Order, May 11, 2020 – Allowing access to school facilities for specific programs and testing
    • Executive Order, May 8, 2020 – Allowing Department of Environmental Quality to hold remote public hearings on proposed permits
    • Executive Order, May 6, 2020 – EO allowing graduation ceremonies in school facilities with proper social distancing
    • Announcement, May 6, 2020 – Local leaders announce Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force to address concentration of cases
    • Announcement, May 1, 2020 – K-12 schools will continue distance learning for remainder of school year as fight against COVID-19 continues
    • Executive Order, April 29, 2020 – EO providing North Dakota Smart Restart protocols for businesses resuming or continuing operations 
    • Executive Order, April 21, 2020 – EO amending order regarding self-quarantine for covid-19 patients and households
    • Executive Order, April 21, 2020 – EO amending order relating to authority of local health officers
    • Executive Order, April 17, 2020 – EO waiving certain rules regarding Medicaid to enhance services during COVID-19 crisis
    • Executive Order, April 16, 2020 – EO extending workers' compensation coverage to funeral directors and funeral home workers who contract COVID-19 
    • Executive Order, April 15, 2020 – EO extending access restrictions for businesses and state facilities to April 30, 2020
    • Executive Order, April 13, 2020 – EO allowing changes to maintain critical services for vulnerable youths
    • Executive Order, April 10, 2020 – EO outlining modified operating procedures for child care providers
    • Executive Order, April 10, 2020 – EO providing exemptions to self-quarantine order for household members
    • Executive Order, April 3, 2020 – EO suspending licensing requirements for qualified respiratory therapists
    • Executive Order, April 6, 2020 – EO requiring those who test positive for COVID-19 and their family members to self-quarantine
    • Executive Order, April 6, 2020 – EO suspends visitation to long term care facilities
    • Executive Order, April 7, 2020 – EO suspending pesticide applicator certification for non-restricted disinfectants
    • Executive Order, April 7, 2020 – EO Expanding mail ballot flexibility to school board special elections
    • Executive Order, April 7, 2020 – EO extends cutoff date for winter-grade fuel
    • Executive Order, April 7, 2020 – EO suspends required written performance evaluations for some teachers, principals, and administrators
    • Executive Order, April 8, 2020 – EO allowing remote PSC Public Hearings and Trust Lands Auctions
    • Executive Order, April 8, 2020 – EO permitting transfer of COVID-19 medical supplies from agencies to the ND Dept of Health
    • Executive Order, April 2, 2020 – EO waiving requirement of physical polling locations for school district elections to allow mail ballot only
    • Executive Order, April 1, 2020 – Waives waiting period for unemployment benefits
    • Executive Order, April 1, 2020 – Extends access restrictions for business and state facilities to April 20, 2020
    • Executive Order, March 30, 2020 – Suspends deadlines for livestock auctions, pesticide applications, and public libraries
    • Executive Order, March 30, 2020 – Amends school facilities closure to accommodate child care needs
    • Executive Order, March 30, 2020 – Enables remote participation for public meetings
  • Supreme Court
    • Order, June 9, 2020 – Order Extending EO 25 until July 1, 2020 and other provisions
    • Order, May 20, 2020 – Order Extending EO 25 until July 1, 2020
    • Announcement, May 12, 2020 – Looking Ahead: Expanded in-person hearings and the Judicial Branch budget
    • Order 28, May 6, 2020 – Regarding the emergency extension of continuing legal education and reports of compliance deadlines
    • Announcement, April 24, 2020 – Supreme Court amends emergency order on evictions
    • Order 27, April 23, 2020 – Order regarding emergency suspension of eviction proceedings.
    • Order 26, April 15, 2020 – Order amending emergency bail and plea procedure
    • Order 25, April 15, 2020 –Order amending previous COVID-19 emergency directives
    • Order 31, April 8, 2020 – Order regarding emergency traffic hearing procedures
    • Order 26, April 8, 2020 – Order regarding emergency bail and plea procedures
  • District Court
    • Administrative Order, November 13, 2020 – Order extending court operations under COVID-19 circumstances 
    • Administrative Order, October 27, 2020 – Order extending court operations under COVID-19 circumstances 
    • Administrative Order, September 25, 2020 – Order extending court operations under COVID-19 circumstances 
    • (Updated) Administrative Order, July 24, 2020 – Criminal jury trials will resume in August 2020.  
    • Administrative Order, June 10, 2020 – Order extending continuances, excludes deadlines under Speedy Trial Act, and extending certain previous orders until September 26, 2020
    • Administrative Order, June 9, 2020 – Extending previous orders and continuing criminal trials until July 31, 2020
    • Announcement, May 19, 2020 – New face covering and social distancing policy for building occupants and visitors during COVID-19 pandemic
    • Order, May 12, 2020 – Updated order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19
    • Order, April 20, 2020 – Updated order regarding court operations under the exigent circumstances created by COVID-19

35. Ohio

  • Governor’s Orders
    • Order 02D (March 13, 2020 – declaration of State of Emergency.)
    • Order 03D (March 16, 2020 – unemployment benefits and waiver of penalties for late payments.)
    • Order 04D (March 17, 2020 – temporary pandemic childcare options.)
    • Order 05D (March 19, 2020 – the emergency adoption of Rule 5160-1-21 of the Ohio Administrative Code.)
    • Order 06D (March 22, 2020 – the Emergency Adoption of Rule 4729-5-30.2 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.)
    • Order 07D (March 24, 2020 – the Emergency Adoption of Rule 5101:2-12-02.1, 5101:2-13-02.1 and 5101:2-14-02.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.)
    • Order 8D (April 1, 2020 – Commercial Evictions and Foreclosures.)
    • Order 9D (April 4, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rule 4757-5-13 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.)
    • Order 10D (April 7, 2020 – The Emergency Adoption of Rule 4301:1-1-13 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Liquor Control.)
    • Order 11D (April 8, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rules 901-2-04, 122:5-2-03, 4123-6-05.2, 4713-5-02 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Development Services Agency, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and State Cosmetology and Barber Board.)
    • Order 12D (April 10, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rules 5122-21-03, 5122-30-20, 5122-30-25, 5122-30-27, 5122-40-05, 5122-40-07, 5122-40-09, 5122-40-11 and 5122-40-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.)
    • Order 13D (April 10, 2020 – Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2020 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.)
    • Order 14D (April 16, 2020 – Commercial Motor Vehicles Transporting Emergency Relief Supplies.)
    • Order 15D (April 20,2020 – The Emergency Adoption of Rule 4725-25-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State Vision Professionals Board.)
    • Order 16D (April 21, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rule 5101:2-5-18 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.)
    • Order 17D (April 27, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rule 4758-6-15 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.)
    • Order 18D (May 7, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rule 123:1-46-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.)
    • Order 19D (May 7, 2020 – Implementing Additional Spending Controls to Balance the State Budget.)
    • Order 20D (May 22, 2020 – The Emergency Adoption of Rule 4729:9-1-01.2 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.)
    • Order 21D (May 29, 2020 – The Recission of Executive Order 2020-04D, Emergency Amendment of Rule 5101:2-16-10.)
    • Order 22D (June 9, 2020 – The Emergency Adoption of Rules 3301-32-06.1 and 3301-37-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State Board of Education and Ohio Department of Education.)
    • Order 23D (June 11, 2020 – The Emergency Adoption, Amendment and Rescission of Ohio Administrative Code Rules by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Department of Aging and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.)
    • Order 24D (June 16, 2020 – Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic.)
    • Order 25D (June 25, 2020 – Implementing Cost Savings Measures and the Emergency Amendment of Rule 123:1-34-11 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Department of Administrative Services to Implement Mandatory Cost Savings for Exempt Personnel.)
    • Department of Health Order (July 8, 2020 – Facial Coverings for Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory, signed by the Interim Director of Health for Ohio.)
    • Order 27D (July 9, 2020 – Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2021 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.)
    • Order 28D (July 9, 2020 – Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2021 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.)

    • Order 29D (July 16, 2020 – The Emergency Adoption of Rule 5160-1-18 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Emergency Amendment of Rule 5122-29-31 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.)

    • Order30D (July 31, 2020 – The Rescission of Executive Order 2020-10D and Emergency Adoption of Rule 4301:1-1-80 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Liquor Control Commission.)
    • Order 31D (August 8, 2020 – The Partial Rescission of Executive Order 2020-21D and Emergency Adoption of Rules 5101:2-12-02.2, 5101:2-12-02.2, 5101:2-14-02.2, and 5101:2-19-031 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.)
    • Order 32D (August 8, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rule 122:5-2-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Development Services Agency.)
    • Order 33D (August 8, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rules 5122-21-03, 5122-30-27, 5122-40-07, 5122-40-09, and 5122-40-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.)
    • Order 34D (August 10, 2020 – The Recession of Executive Order 2020-22D and Emergency Adoption of Rules 3301-32-06.1 and 3301-37-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State Board of Education and Ohio Department of Education.)

    • Order 35D (August 25, 2020 – The Rescission of Executive Orders 2020-21D and 2020-31D, the Creation of the Temporary Pandemic School-Age Child Care Center License, Emergency Amendment of Rules 5101:2-16-09 and 5101:16-10 and Emergency Adoption of Rules 5101:2-12-02.2, 5101:2-12-02.3, 5101:2-13-02.2, 5101:2-14-02.2 and 5101:2-18-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services)

    • Order 36D (September 3, 2020 – The Partial Rescission of Executive Order 2020-34D and Emergency Adoption of Rule 3301-32-06.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State Board of Education and Ohio Department of Education.)

    • Order 37D (September 10, 2020 – Establishing the Ohio Traffic Safety Council.)

    • Order 38D (October 29, 2020 – The Emergency Amendment of Rule 5160-2-60 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Medicaid.)

  • Ohio Supreme Court (March 18, 2020 – Courts may suspend jury trials.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (March 27, 2020 – Tolling of Time Requirements Imposed by Rules Promulgated by the Supreme Court and Use of Technology.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (April 23, 2020 – In re Application of the Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (May 14, 2020 – In re July 2020 Bar Examination and Expansion of Practice Pending Admission during the Admission to the Practice of Law Process)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (May 15, 2020 – Order Nunc Pro Tunc: In re Tolling of Time Requirements Imposed by Rules Promulgated by the Supreme Court and Use of Technology.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (May 21, 2020 – In re Waiver of the Self-Study Cap for Judges, Magistrates, and Attorneys in the 2019/2020 Compliance Period, and Waiver of Application Fees for COVID-19 Related Continuing Legal Education Programs.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (June 3, 2020 – Continuing Operations in Ohio Courts Under Stay at Home Order COVID-19 Declaration of State of Emergency Sample Notice.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (June 8, 2020 – Temporary Notarization Forms.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (July 22, 2020 – In re Temporary Waiver of Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A) and Appendix I, Reg. 406(A) to Allow Attorneys to Receive Continuing-Legal-Education (CLE) Credit for Undergoing Training and Serving as Precinct Election Officials Related to General Election Day 2020 (Tuesday, November 3, 2020).
  • Ohio Supreme Court (July 22, 2020 – In re Postponement of In-Person September 9-10, 2020 Ohio Bar Examination and Administration of Remote October 5-6, 2020 Bar Examination; Deadlines; Practice Pending Admission.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (July 31, 2020 – In re Use of Technology and Remote Administration of Oaths and Affirmations.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (August 5, 2020 – In re Temporary Waiver of Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A) and Appendix I, Reg. 406(A) to Allow Attorneys to Receive Continuing-Legal-Education (CLE) Credit for Undergoing Training and Serving as Precinct Election Officials Related to General Election Day 2020 (Tuesday, November 3, 2020.)
  • Ohio Supreme Court (October 16, 2020 – In re Temporary Waiver of the Self-Study Cap for Judges, Magistrates, and Attorneys in the 2020/2021 Continuing-Legal-Education (CLE) Compliance Period.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (March 17, 2020 – continued operation with limits on jury trials and naturalization ceremonies.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (March 20, 2020 – Courthouse closed to the public for 14 days.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (March 30, 2020 – Video teleconferencing for criminal proceedings.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (April 3, 2020 – Further order regarding Court operations under the ongoing circumstances created by COVID-19.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (April 22, 2020 – Temporary Closure of the Potter Stewart Courthouse.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (April 27, 2020 – Re-Opening of the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (May 29, 2020 – Allowing video conferencing for certain criminal matters.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (May 29, 2020 – requiring face masks and social distancing. Grand jury proceedings resumed on June 1, 2020, but jury proceedings will not resume before June 22, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (June 11, 2020 – Amended General Order 20-10 In Re: Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Regarding Pro Hac Vice Applications.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (July 15, 2020 – In Re: Further Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Amendment to Court Reconstitution Plan re: Courthouse Entrance Screening.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (July 21, 2020 – In Re: Further Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Appointment of Counsel for Compassionate Release Motions.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (July 21, 2020 – In Re: Provisional Admission to the Southern District of Ohio Bar of Attorneys Granted “Practice Pending Admission” by the Ohio Supreme Court.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (August 3, 2020 – General Order 20-24 re: Adoption of Local Rules)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (August 20, 2020 – General Order 20-25 In Re: Further Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Ongoing Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19. Further Adjustment to the Reconstitution Plan with Respect to Suspension of Jury Trials, In-Court Proceedings, Naturalizations, and Grand Jury.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (August 20, 2020 – General Order 20-26 In Re: Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 With Respect to Video Teleconferencing For Criminal Proceedings.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (September 8, 2020 – Amended General Order 20-21 regarding COVID-19 and Court Operations.)
  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (September 29, 2020 – General Order 20-27 In Re: Further Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Ongoing Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (October 9, 2020 – General Order 20-28 Court Procedures for Election-Related Matters.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (October 14, 2020 – General Order 20-29 In re: By-Laws for the Local Rules Committee.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (October 9, 2020 – General Order 20-30 In Re: Order of Partial Sequestration for all Jury Trials and Grand Jury Sessions.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (October 30, 2020 – Extension of General Order 20-27.)

  • District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (November 8, 2020 – Reopening of the Potter Stewart Courthouse.)

  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (March 16, 2020 – postponing of all civil jury trials, re-entry court proceedings, and non-urgent criminal trials. Civil pretrial proceedings may be conducted by teleconferencing.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (March 23, 2020 – Courthouse closed to the public until May 1, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (March 30, 2020 – Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings Under the CARES Act.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (April 2, 2020 – All courthouses shall be closed through June 12, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (April 20, 2020 – Extend the operative effect of Amended General Order No. 2020-05-1 through June 12, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (May 22, 2020 – Phased in Recovery Plan.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (June 26, 2020 – Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings Under the CARES Act.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (July 28, 2020 – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PHASED-IN RECOVERY PLAN.)

  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (August 25, 2020 –CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PHASED-IN RECOVERY PLAN.)

  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (September 25, 2020 – Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings Under the CARES Act.)

  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (September 25, 2020 – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PHASED-IN RECOVERY PLAN.)

  • District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (October 5, 2020 – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PHASED-IN RECOVERY PLAN.)

36. Oklahoma

  • Governor’s Orders
    • 2020-33 Amended (November 9, 2020 – There is hereby declared a disaster emergency caused by severe winter weather in 47 Oklahoma counties due to severe winter weather, freezing rain and snow beginning October 26, 2020 and continuing has caused damage to public and private properties and utilities, including electric systems, within the State of Oklahoma; and said damages have caused an undue hardship on the citizens of this State.)
    • 2020-33 (October 26, 2020 – There is hereby declared a disaster emergency caused by severe winter weather in 47 Oklahoma counties due to severe winter weather, freezing rain and snow beginning October 26, 2020 and continuing has caused damage to public and private properties and utilities, including electric systems, within the State of Oklahoma; and said damages have caused an undue hardship on the citizens of this State.)
    • 2020-20 6th Amended (October 23, 2020 – Declaring a state of emergency caused by the impending threat of the COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety. All 77 counties of Oklahoma included.)
    • 2020-20 5th Amended (September 25, 2020 – Declaring a state of emergency caused by the impending threat of the COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety. All 77 counties of Oklahoma included.)
    • 2019-01 3rd Amended (September 10, 2020 – Creating the Governor's Cabinet System.)
    • 2020-20 4th Amended (August 28, 2020 – Declaring a state of emergency caused by the impending threat of the COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety. All 77 counties of Oklahoma included.)

    • 2020-25 (August 18, 2020 – The Governor shall designate at which appropriate state agency the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security shall be located in order to create operating efficiencies and consolidate common functions to more efficiently use taxpayer dollars, OOHS should be transferred to and we located at OEM effective September 1, 2020.)
    • 2020-20 3rd Amended (July 30, 2020 – Hereby declared an emergency caused by the threat of COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety.)

    • 2020-24 (July 20, 2020 – Ordering the formation of The Oklahoma Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty to address concerns and make recommendations to the State and the United States Congress in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma.)
    • 2020-20 2nd Amended (July 10, 2020 – hereby declared an emergency caused by the threat of COVID-19 to the people of this State and public's peace, health, and safety.)
    • 2020-20 Amended (June 12, 2020 – Declaring an emergency caused by the threat of COVID-19 to the people of this State land the Public's peace, health, and safety.)
    • 2020-21 (June 3, 2020 – Effective immediately, Executive Order 2015-11 is hereby withdrawn and rescinded.)
    • 2020-20 (May 30, 2020 – Extension of state of emergency.)
    • 2020-13 6th Amended (May 12, 2020 – Amendment to Order 13, declaring a state of emergency.)
    • 2020-12 Amended (May 1, 2020 – Convoking the First Special Session of the 57th Legislature to convene at the State Capitol at 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time on the second business day following the date of this Order, for the sole purpose of concurring with or terminating this declaration of health emergency.)
    • 2020-13 5th Amended (April 30, 2020 – Declaring a state of emergency caused by the impending threat of the COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety. All 77 counties of Oklahoma included.)
    • 2020-13 4th Amended (April 24, 2020 – Declaring a state of emergency caused by the impending threat of the COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety. All 77 counties of Oklahoma included.)
    • Order 13 Amended (April 20, 2020 – Declaring a state of emergency caused by the impending threat of the COVID-19 to the people of this State and the public's peace, health, and safety. All 77 counties of Oklahoma included.)
    • Executive Memo (April 20, 2020 – Memo regarding the Elective Surgery Acuit Scale (ESAS) and key considerations for providers when proceeding with a non-essential (elective) treatment or procedure in relation to Third Amended Executive Order 2020-13.)
    • Executive Memo (April 16, 2020 – Memo regarding the Elective Surgery Acuit Scale (ESAS) and key considerations for providers when proceeding with a non-essential (elective) treatment or procedure in relation to Second Amended Executive Order 2020-13.)
    • Order 13 (April 8, 2020 – Declaring a state of emergency caused by the impending threat of the COVID-19.)
    • Order 12 (April 2, 2020 – health emergency in the State of Oklahoma
    • Order 7 Amended (April 1, 2020 – state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties.)
    • Order 10 (March 27, 2020 – Designate the Director of the State Department of Human Services to act as governor’s designee.)
    • Order 8 (March 17, 2020 – recommending following the CDC guidelines.)
    • Order 7 (March 17, 2020 – declaration of state of emergency to give state agencies more power to act.)
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court (March 16, 2020 – 30-day immediate cancellation of all jury terms and continuance of jury trials, suspension of all deadlines, use of remote participation where possible.)
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court (March 27, 2020 – all district courts must cancel jury terms through May 15, 2020; all deadlines and procedures whether prescribed by statute, rule or order in any civil, juvenile or criminal case, shall be suspended through May 15, 2020; all courthouses shall be closed to the public.)
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court (April 29, 2020 – Beginning on May 16, 2020, all rules and procedures, and all deadlines whether prescribed by statute, rule or order in any civil, juvenile or criminal case, shall be enforced, including all appellate rules and procedures for the Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Court of Civil Appeals.)
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court (May 1, 2020 – ORDER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT, PUBLIC LAW NO. 116-136).
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court (May 13, 2020 – Appellate Filing Notice effective May 18, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (June 30, 2020 – continuance of all civil and criminal trials through July 31, 2020. Some proceedings will be held remotely.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (March 17, 2020 – continuance of all April civil and criminal jury trials, cancellation of upcoming grand jury sessions, and suspension of service of process requirements.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (March 31, 2020 – use of video and telephone conferencing for criminal proceedings during the pandemic.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (April 3, 2020 – All grand jury sessions and jury trials are postponed until after June 1, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (April 4, 2020 – entrance into courthouses during the pandemic.)   
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (May 6, 2020 – Court continued jury trials on the June 2020 docket to be reset by the presiding judge.)     
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (May 8, 2020 – On May 8, 2020, the suspension period was extended to June 1, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (May 28, 2020 – requirement of face coverings inside the Court.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (May 29, 2020 – suspension period extended to June 22, 2020.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (June 10, 2020 – Civil jury trials on the July 2020 and August 2020 dockets are continued, to be reset by the presiding judge.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (July 7, 2020 – Suspension of July 2020 Criminal Jury Trials.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (July 20, 2020 – Resumption of Criminal Jury Trials in August 2020.)
  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (August 21, 2020 – September 2020 Criminal Jury Trials and Suspension of Civil Jury Trials.)

  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (August 24, 2020 – The Court will conduct limited criminal jury trials in September 2020.)

  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (September 24, 2020 – The Court will conduct limited criminal jury trials in October 2020.)

  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (October 16, 2020 – The Court will conduct limited criminal jury trials in November 2020.)

  • District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (November 4, 2020 – The Court will conduct limited criminal jury trials in December 2020.)

  • District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
    • Order (September 25, 2020 – re Reauthorization of Video Teleconferencing or Telephone Conferencing of Certain Criminal Proceedings Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.)
    • Order (August 21, 2020 – Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)

    • Order (August 3, 2020 – re jury trials, grand jury proceedings and naturalization ceremonies.)
    • Order (June 24, 2020 – 2020 Amending GO 20-11 Amending GO 20-11 re Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)
    • Order (June 24, 2020 – Extending video conferencing and other remote proceeding provisions in accordance with the CARES Act extension.) 
    • Order (June 24, 2020 – Extending video conferencing and other remote proceeding provisions in accordance with the CARES Act extension.)
    • Order 12 (May 18, 2020 – May 18, 2020 re the use of face coverings or masks in the courthouse during COVID-19 pandemic.)
    • Order 11 (April 30, 2020 – Amends General Order 20-9, continuing jury trials and naturalization proceedings through July 6, 2020. Grand Jury sessions will resume June 9, 2020 with precautionary screening, social distancing and personal protective equipment measures.)
    • Order 10 (April 9,2020 – deals with interim CJA vouchers.)
    • Order 9 (April 6, 2020 – amends General Order 20-6, continuing all jury trials, grand jury sessions and naturalization ceremonies scheduled to commence now through June 1, 2020.)
    • Order 8 (April 1, 2020 – Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings
    • Order 7 (March 17, 2020 – monitoring of court access by persons in custody.)
    • Order 6 (March 16, 2020 – continuance of all jury trials.)
    • Order 5 (March 16, 2020 – entrance restrictions based on travel, symptoms, and potential exposure.)

37. Oregon

  • Governor’s Orders (March 19, 2020 – suspension of all in-person higher education instruction.)
    • Order 20-10 (March 19, 2020 – Conserving personal protective equipment (PPE, including gowns, masks, and gloves) and protecting health care workers.)
    • Order 20-11 (March 22, 2020 – temporary moratorium on residential evictions for nonpayment.)
    • Order 20-12 (March 23, 2020 – ordering Oregonians to stay at home, closing specified retail businesses, requiring social distancing measures for other public and private facilities.)
    • Order 20-12 (March 27, 2020 – Homelessness Guidance.)
    • Order 20-13 (April 1, 2020 – Strengthening Eviction Protections.)
    • Order 20-14 (April 7, 2020 – Extending Executive Order 20-07.)
    • Order 20-15 (April 7, 2020 – Extending Executive Order 20-06.)
    • Order 20-16 (April 15, 2020 – Keeping local government working.)
    • Order 20-17 (April 17, 2020 – Extending Higher Ed Closure.)
    • Order 20-18 (April 17, 2020 – Protecting Recovery Rebates from Garnishments.)
    • Order 20-19 (April 23, 2020 – Extending restrictions on childcare facilities from 20-12.)
    • Order 20-20 (April 23, 2020 – Extending K-12 closures for remainder of school year.)
    • Order 20-22 (April 23, 2020 – Allowing non-urgent medical procedures.)
    • Reopening (May 5, 2020 – Governor Kate Brown Announces Limited Opening Of State Recreational Areas.)
    • Order 20-23 (May 1, 2020 – Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Jackson County Due to Unusually Low Streamflow and Hot Dry Conditions.)
    • Order 20-24 (May 1, 2020 – Extending the COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency (Executive Order No. 20-03) for an Additional 60 days, through July 6, 2020.)
    • Order 20-25 (May 14, 2020 – A Safe and Strong Oregon: Maintaining Essential Health Directives in Response to COVID-19, and Implementing a Phased Approach for Reopening Oregon's Economy.)
    • Order 20-26 (May 14, 2020 – Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Coos County Due to Unusually Low Streamflow and Hot, Dry Conditions.)
    • Order 20-27 (June 5, 2020 – A Safe and Strong Oregon (Phase II): Maintaining Essential Health Directives in Response to COVID-19, and Continuing to Implement a Phased Approach for Reopening Oregon's Economy.)
    • Order 20-28 (June 12, 2020 – Operation of Higher Education Institutions during Coronavirus Pandemic.)
    • Order 20-29 (June 24, 2020 – Ready Schools, Safe Learners: K-12 Instructional Activities and the Provision of School-based Services During 2020-2021 Academic Year in the Face of the Ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.)
    • Order 20-30 (June 30, 2020 – Second Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency; Rescinding Executive Order 20-13 and Executive Order 20-18.)
    • Order 20-31 (July 1, 2020 – Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Douglas, Gilliam, Josephine, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Wasco Counties due to Unusually Low Water Supplies and Hot, Dry Conditions.)
    • Order 20-32 (July 21, 2020 – Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Morrow and Wheeler Counties Due to Unusually Low Water Supplies and Hot, Dry Conditions.)
    • Order 20-33 (August 5, 2020 – Determination of a state drought emergency in Lake County Due to Unusually Low Water Supplies and Hot, Dry Conditions.)
    • Order 20-34 (August 14, 2020 – Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Mosier Creek Fire in Wasco County.)
    • Order 20-35 (August 20, 2020 – Proclamation of State of Emergency Due to Imminent Threat of Wildfire.)

    • Order 20-36 (August 31, 2020 – Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the White River Fire in Wasco County.)

    • Order 20-37 (August 31, 2020 – Extending House Bill 4204's Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium until December 31, 2020.)

    • Order 20-38 (September 1, 2020 – Third Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency; Rescinding Executive Order 20-16.)

    • Order 20-39 (September 8, 2020 – Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires in Marion County.)

    • Order 20-40 (September 8, 2020 – Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County.)

    • Order 20-41 (September 9, 2020 – Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act Statewide in Light of Extreme Fire Danger from Hot, Dry, Windy Conditions.)

    • Order 20-42 (September 10, 2020 – Declaration of Abnormal Disruption of the Market Due to Wildfires.)

    • Order 20-43 (Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Powerline Fire in Washington County.)

    • Order 20-44 (September 14, 2020 – Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act for the Almeda Fire in Jackson County.)

    • Order 20-46 (September 15, 2020 – Determination of a State of Drought Emergency in Baker County Due to Unusually Low Water Supplies and Hot, Dry Conditions.)

    • Order 20-53 (September 25, 2020 – Amending Executive Order 20-47, Regarding the North Cascades Complex Fire.)

    • Order 20-54 (September 25, 2020 – Implementing Law Enforcement Plan to Keep the Peace, Protect Free Speech, and Prevent Violence in the City of Portland.)

    • Order 20-56 (September 28, 2020 – Temporary Moratorium on Residential Evictions for Nonpayment, in Response to COVID-19 and Wildfire Emergencies.)

    • Order 20-57 (October 6, 2020 – Extending the Duration of Executive Order No. 20-42 (Declaration of Abnormal Disruption of the Market Due to Wildfires.)

    • Order 20-58 (October 23, 2020 – Enhanced Health and Safety Requirements for Certain Employer-Provided Housing During Agricultural Off Season in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.)

    • Order 20-59 (October 27, 2020 – Fourth Extension of Executive Order 20-03 and COVID-19 State of Emergency.)

    • Order 20-60 (October 28, 2020 – Proclamation of State of Emergency to Support Ongoing Recovery from Catastrophic Wildfires.)

    • Order 20-61 (November 2, 2020 – Implementing Law Enforcement Plan to Keep the Peace, Protect Free Speech, and Prevent Violence in the City of Portland.)

    • Order 20-62 (November 4, 2020 – Extending Executive Order 20-61.)

    • Order 20-63 (November 6, 2020 – Extending Executive Order 20-61.)

    • Order 20-64 (November 8, 2020 – Rescinding Executive Order 20-61.)

  • Oregon Supreme Court (March 16, 2020 – postponement of jury trials and oral arguments, bans work-related travel and internal meetings of five or more people.)
    • 20-006 (March 27, 2020 – Amended order imposing level three restrictions on court operations.)
    • 20-012 (April 7, 2020 – Chief Justice Order 20-012 requiring scheduling of habeas corpus hearings during “Level 3” restrictions on court operations.)
    • 20-016 (May 15, 2020 – Chief Justice Order 20-016 Imposing Level 2 and Level 3 Restrictions on Court Operations.)
    • 20-017 (May 22, 2020 – Order Directing Certain Closures of Courts and Offices of the Oregon Judicial Department to Address Reductions in Funding.)
    • Order (June 30, 2020 – Supreme Court Order 20-012 Approves 2020 Attorney Admissions Process. An Oregon Bar examination will be held online in October.)
    • Order (July 21, 2020 – Chief Justice Order 20-027 Extending Statutory Time Periods and Time Requirement in Certain Tax Appeals.)
    • Order (July 21, 2020 – Chief Justice Order 20-028 Directing or Permitting Appearances at Arraignments by Remote Means.)
    • Order (October 16, 2020 – Chief Justice Order 20-041 Extending Statutory Time Periods and Time Requirements in DUII Diversions.)

    • Order (October 28, 2020 – Chief Justice Order 20-045 Regarding the Use of Protective Face Coverings in the Oregon State Courts.)

  • District Court for the District of Oregon
    • Order (October 16, 2020 – 2020-8 Amended In Re Pro Se Filing by E-Mail in Response to COVID-19)
    • Order (September 25, 2020 – 2020-12 Second Amended In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.)
    • Order (June 29, 2020 – Amended In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.)
    • Order (May 21, 2020 – In Re Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.)
    • Order (April 27, 2020 – the Court issued 2020-11 In Re Suspension of CD-ROM Requirement in Social Security Cases during COVID-19 Emergency.)
    • Order (April 17, 2020 – Order Extending Statutory Deadlines in Certain Administrative and Civil Judicial Asset Forfeiture Proceedings.)
    • Order 9 (April 7, 2020 – The court suspends the Judge’s Paper copy requirements under Local Civil Rule 5-8.)
    • Order 8 (March 31, 2020 – Pro Se Filing by E-Mail in Response to COVID-19.)
    • Order 7 (March 30, 2020 – Use of Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings.)
    • Order 5 (March 17, 2020 – closure of Clerk’s Office but still accepting filings.)
    • Order 4 (March 13, 2020 – continuance of all jury trials and grand jury proceedings until April 26, 2020, as well as all in-person proceedings unless remote alternatives are arranged with the judge.)

38. Pennsylvania

39. Rhode Island

  • Governor’s Order:
    • Order 96 (November 9, 2020 – Ninety-first Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Student Transportation.)
    • Order 95 (November 5, 2020 – Ninetieth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Revised Phase III Re-Opening.)
    • Order 94 (November 5, 2020 – Eighty-ninth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Continuing to Require Cloth Face Coverings in Public.)
    • Order 93 (November 5, 2020 – Eighty-eighth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 92 (November 5, 2020 – Eighty-seventh Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Order.)
    • Order 91 (November 2, 2020 – Eighty-sixth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)

    • Order 90 (October 30, 2020 – Eighty-fifth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Amended and Restated Phase III Re-Opening.)

    • Order 89 (October 30, 2020 – Eighty-fourth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Order.)

    • Order 88 (October 28, 2020 – Phase III Re-Opening.)

    • Order 87 (October 26, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)

    • Order 86 (October 19, 2020 – Extension of Executive Order.)

    • Order 85 (October 9, 2020 – Eightieth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Student Transportation.)
    • Order 84 (October 9, 2020 – Seventy-ninth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 83 (October 6, 2020 – Seventy-eighth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Order.)
    • Order 82 (October 2, 2020 – Seventy-seventh Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Modifying Processes for the Predominantly Mail Ballot General Election.)
    • Order 81 (October 2, 2020 – Seventy-sixth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Various Executive Orders)
    • Order 80 (October 1, 2020 – Seventy-fifth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Order.)
    • Order 79 (September 25, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Order)

    • Order 78 (September 25, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)

    • Order 77 (September 18, 2020 – Extension of Executive Order.)

    • Order 76 (September 11, 2020 – Student Transportation.)

    • Order 75 (September 9, 2020 – Extension of Executive Orders.)

    • Order 74 (September 4, 2020 – Modifying Processes for the Primary and General Predominantly Mail Ballot Elections.)

    • Order 73 (September 4, 2020 – Sixty-eighth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Order.)

    • Order 72 (September 2, 2020 – COVID-19 Emergency Regulations.)
    • Order 71 (September 2, 2020 – Further Quarantine Order.)
    • Order 70 (September 2, 2020 – Hospital and Community-Based Health Care.)
    • Order 69 (September 2, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders)
    • Order 68 (August 28, 2020 – Setting the Minimum Weekly Base Rate for Unemployment Insurance.)
    • Order 67 (August 28, 2020 – Phase III Re-Opening.)
    • Order 66 (August 28, 2020 – Extension of Executive Order.)
    • Order 65 (August 26, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)
    • Order 64 (August 19, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)
    • Order 63 (August 7, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)
    • Order 62 (August 7, 2020 – School Bus Driver Recertification)
    • Order 61 (August 5, 2020 – Early Closure of Bars.)
    • Order 60 (July 31, 2020 – Continuing to Require Cloth Face Coverings in Public.)
    • Order 59 (July 31, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)
    • Order 58 (July 29, 2020 – Phase III Re-Opening.)
    • Order 57 (July 29, 2020 – Extension of Executive Order.)
    • Order 56 (July 29, 2020 – Adjustment to Wavemaker Fellowship Program.)
    • Order 55 (July 24, 2020 – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 54 (July 17, 2020 – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 53 (July 10, 2020 – Forty-eighth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 52 (July 3, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders through August 2, 2020.)
    • Order 51 (June 30, 2020 – Forty-sixth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Support For Young Adults Aging Out Of State Care.)
    • Order 50 (June 29, 2020 – Forty-fifth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Phase III Re-Opening.)
    • Order 49 (June 26, 2020 – Forty-fourth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 48 (June 22, 2020 – Rise Together – First Steps To A More Equitable And Resilient Rhode Island.)
    • Order 47 (June 19, 2020 – Forty-third Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 48 (June 22, 2020 – Rise Together – First Steps To A More Equitable And Resilient Rhode Island.)
    • Order 47 (June 19, 2020 – Forty-third Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 46 (June 12, 2020 – Forty-second Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Public Meetings and Public Records Requests.)
    • Order 45 (June 12, 2020 – Forty-first Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Extension of Executive Order)
    • Order 44 (June 11, 2020 – Fortieth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Uniform Statewide School Calendar.)
    • Order 43 (June 5, 2020 – Re-Orienting Healthcare and Long-Term Health Planning.)
    • Order 42 (June 4, 2020 – extension of existing orders.)
    • Order 41 (June 4, 2020 – continuing requirement to wear face coverings.)
    • Order 40 (May 29, 2020 – bringing the state into Phase II of its Reopening Plan.)
    • Order 39 (May 27, 2020 – Authorizing Adjustments to Child Care Subsidies and Reimbursement Rates.)
    • Order 38 (May 27, 2020 – Extension of Executive Order.)
    • Order 37 (May 21, 2020 – Increasing State COVID-19 Response Capacity.)
    • Order 36 (May 21, 2020 – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 35 (May 21, 2020 – Summer camp operations.)
    • Order 34 (May 15, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)
    • Order 33 (May 9, 2020 – Hospital and Community-Based Health Care.)
    • Order 32 (May 9, 2020 – lifting Stay at Home Order, Leaving Certain Restrictions in Place, Limited Re-Openings with Stringent Health Regulations.)
    • Order 31 (May 7, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)
    • Order 30 (May 5, 2020 – Requiring Cloth Face Coverings in Public.)
    • Order 29 (April 27, 2020 – Promoting Better Coordination of Health Care Coverage.)
    • Order 28 (April 17, 2020 – Extension of Executive Orders.)
    • Order 26 (April 15, 2020 – Support for Young Adults Aging Out of State Care.) 
    • Order 25 (April 15, 2020 – Public Meetings and Public Records Requests.)
    • Order 24 (April 14, 2020 – Requiring Cloth Face Masks at Work.)
    • Order 23 (April 10, 2020 – Extension of Various Executive Orders.)
    • Order 22 (April 10, 2020 – Shareholder Meetings.)
    • Order 21 (April 10, 2020 – Increasing Hospital and Nursing Facility Capacity, Extending Statutory Immunity.)
    • Order 19 (April 9, 2020 – Increasing Access to Unemployment Insurance.)
    • Order 18 (April 8, 2020 – Extension of Declaration of Disaster Emergency.)
    • Order 17 (April 7, 2020 – Testing, Critical Supplies and Hospital Capacity Reporting.)
    • Order 16 (April 6, 2020 – Authorizing Waiver and Medicaid State Plan Amendments and Adjustments to Essential Provider Rates.)
    • Order 15 (March 30, 2020 – Extension of Executive Orders on the Operation of Food establishments and close contact businesses.)
    • Order 14 (March 28, 2020 – staying at home, reducing gatherings, certain retail business closures.)
    • Order 13 (March 28, 2020 – staying at home, reducing gatherings, certain retail business closures.)
    • Order 12 (March 26, 2020 – quarantine restrictions on travelers from New York State.)
    • Order 11 (March 23, 2020 – delaying the primary elections.)
    • Order 10 (March 23, 2020 – quarantine restrictions on domestic air travelers.)
    • Order 9 (March 22, 2020 – Public Gatherings, Close-Contact Businesses, Public Recreation and Business Service Providers
    • Order 8 (March 20, 2020 – economic support for restaurants, bars and establishments that offer food.)
    • Order 7 (March 20, 2020 – extension of time for weapon and firearm background checks.)
    • Order 6 (March 18, 2020 – expansion of telemedicine services.)
    • Order 4 (March 16, 2020 – prohibition of all gatherings of 25 people or more; ban of all on-premises business at bars and restaurants.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (March 18, 2020 – cancelling all oral arguments scheduled through April. No in-person court filings.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (March 31, 2020 – Limitations on Personnel.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (March 31, 2020 – Closure of Newport and Washington County Courthouses.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 8, 2020 – Continuation of Emergency Measures until May 17, 2020.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 13, 2020 – Continued changes to supreme court clerk’s office.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 14, 2020 – Emergency calendar assignments.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 15, 2020 – Family Court Administrative Order No. 2020-02, Continuation of Suspension of Calendars Through May 17, 2020, and Remote Hearings.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 21, 2020 – Superior Court Protocols for Business Calendar Proceedings During COVID-19 Pandemic.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 22, 2020 – Supreme Court Executive Order No. 2020-11, COVID-19 Pandemic Reponses, Payment of Indigent Defense Services.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 28, 2020 – PROTOCOL FOR REQUESTING A REMOTE HEARING/CONFERENCE.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (April 30, 2020 – Supreme Court Order, Suspension of Continuing Legal Education Requirements.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (May 15, 2020 – 2020-12 – COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Continuity of Operations.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (May 15, 2020 – 2020-13 – COVID-19 Continued Changes to Supreme Court Clerk’s Office Operations.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (June 3, 2020 – 2020-14 – COVID-19 Pandemic Response – Indigent Defense Services.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (June 11, 2020 – In re Article II of the Supreme Court Rules (Further Response to COVID-19 - July 2020 Rhode Island Bar Examination.)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (June 24, 2020 – In re Article IV of the Supreme Court Rules (Further Response to COVID-19 – Annual Registration Deadlines Extended)
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court (August 28, 2020 – Superior Court Administrative Order 2020-08, Continuity of Business Operations and Assignment of Duty Justices and Magistrates Through December 18, 2020.)

  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (March 19, 2020 – cancellation of all in-person civil matters, continuance of all grand jury proceedings, telework where possible.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (March 21, 2020 – All criminal hearings shall take place telephonically unless the Court is informed by defense counsel beforehand that the Defendant does not waive his/her appearance at a hearing.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (March 27, 2020 – General order regarding the submission of interim CJA vouchers.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (March 30, 2020 – Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings under the Cares Act.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (April 7, 2020 – General Order Regarding Responses to Emergency Motions Filed Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (April 16, 2020 – General Order Directing the Warden of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility to File Status Report.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (April 29, 2020 – Letter from the Judges regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and court operations.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (May 6, 2020 – General Order Regarding Consent & Signature Requirements on Documents Filed in Criminal Cases.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (May 6, 2020 – Third General Order Regarding Continuity of Operations During Coronavirus Pandemic.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (May 6, 2020 – General Order Regarding Consent & Signature Requirements on Documents Filed in Criminal Cases.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (May 22, 2020 – General Order Regarding Depositions in Civil Cases During Coronavirus Pandemic.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (June 29, 2020 – Fourth General Order Regarding Continuity of Operations During Coronavirus Pandemic.)
  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (September 22, 2020 – Fifth Continuity of Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic.)

  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (September 22, 2020 – Protocols for In-Person Hearings and Jury Trials.)

  • District Court for the District of Rhode Island (September 25, 2020 – Courthouse Visitation and Access Restrictions.)

40. South Carolina

  • Governor’s Order (March 19, 2020 – all non-essential employees ordered not to report to work in-person until further notice. School and restaurant closures in place, emergency procurement authorization, regulatory flexibility for healthcare measures.)
    • 2020-12 (March 21, 2020 – Regulatory Flexibility to Facilitate “Social Distancing”.)
    • 2020-13 (March 23, 2020 – Authorizing Law Enforcement to Preserve Public Health
    • 2020-14 (March 27, 2020 – Self-Quarantine for Individuals from High-Risk Areas.)
    • 2020-15 (March 28, 2020 – State of Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic.)
    • 2020-16 (March 30, 2020 – Emergency Access Restrictions for Public Beaches & Waters Due to COVID-19 Pandemic.)
    • 2020-17 (March 31, 2020 – Closure of Non-Essential Businesses.)
    • 2020-18 (April 3, 2020 – Closure of Additional Non-Essential Businesses.)
    • 2020-19 (April 3, 2020 – Lodging & Travel Restrictions for Individuals from High-Risk Areas.)
    • 2020-21 (April 6, 2020 – Home or Work Order.)
    • 2020-22 (April 7, 2020 – Authorization for COVID-19 Support Payments by Employers.)
    • 2020-23 (April 12, 2020 – Third State of Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic.)
    • 2020-24 (April 13, 2020 – State of Emergency Due to Severe Weather Event.)
    • 2020-25 (April 16, 2020 – Modification of Emergency Restrictions for Public Waters & Emergency Measures for Unemployment Claims & Benefits.)
    • 2020-28 (April 20, 2020 – Modification of Restrictions for Public Beaches & Waters & Incremental Modification of Non-Essential Business Closures.)
    • 2020-29 (April 27, 2020 – State of Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Other Measures.)
    • 2020-30 (May 1, 2020 – Rescinding Self-Quarantine, Lodging, & Travel Restrictions for Individuals Entering S.C. from High-Risk Areas.)
    • 2020-31 (May 3, 2020 – Modification of Home or Work Order & Authorization of Outdoor Dining Services.)
    • 2020-33 (May 8, 2020 – Rescheduling Elections Postponed by Executive Order 2020-09 & 2020-29.)
    • 2020-34 (May 8, 2020 – Authorization of Limited Indoor Dining Services & Rescission of Boating Restrictions.)
    • 2020-35 (May 12, 2020 – State of Emergency to Facilitate COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Testing, & Other Measures.)
    • 2020-36 (May 15, 2020 – Additional Modification of Non-Essential Business Closures.)
    • 2020-37 (May 21, 2020 – Additional Incremental Modification of Non-Essential Business Closures.)
    • 2020-38 (May 27, 2020 – State of Emergency to Facilitate Coordinated COVID-19 Pandemic Response.)
    • 2020-40 (June 11, 2020 – State of Emergency.)
    • 2020-41 (June 25, 2020 – Authorizing Leave with Pay Due to Severe Weather & Tornadoes on Apr. 13-14.)
    • 2020-42 (June 26, 2020 – State of Emergency.)
    • 2020-43 (July 9, 2020 – Suspending & Appointing Union County Sheriff.)
    • 2020-44 (July 11, 2020 – State of Emergency.)
    • 2020-45 (July 11, 2020 – Temporary Restrictions re. Alcoholic Beverages at Restaurants & Bars.)
    • 2020-46 (July 16, 2020 – Lowering Flags for Former Adjutant General Spears.)
    • 2020-48 (July 26, 2020 – State of Emergency.)
    • 2020-49 (August 1, 2020 – Suspending Transportation-Related Regulations Due to Hurricane Isaias.)
    • 2020-50 (August 2, 2020 – Initiating Additional Emergency Measures & Consolidating Previous Orders.)
    • 2020-51 (August 5, 2020 – Appointing Cherokee County Treasurer.)
    • 2020-53 (August 10, 2020 – State of Emergency.)
    • 2020-54 (August 17, 2020 – Lowering Flags for former Rep. Floyd Breeland.)
    • 2020-55 (August 17, 2020 – Extending Term of South Carolina 2020 Complete Count Committee.)
    • 2020-56 (August 25, 2020 – State of Emergency)

    • 2020-57 (August 27, 2020 – Authorizing Leave with Pay Due to Hurricane Isaias.)

    • 2020-58 (August 28, 2020 – Lowering Flags for Chadwick Boseman.)

    • 2020-59 (September 9, 2020 – State of Emergency.)

    • 2020-61 (September 24, 2020 – Suspending & Appointing Chester County Supervisor.)

    • 2020-62 (September 24, 2020 – State of Emergency.)

    • 2020-63 (October 2, 2020 – Amending & Consolidating Emergency Measures.)

    • 2020-65 (October 9, 2020 – State of Emergency.)

    • 2020-67 (October 24, 2020 – State of Emergency.)

    • 2020-68 (October 27, 2020 – Declaring Vacancy in Office of Colleton County Sheriff.)

    • 2020-69 (November 6, 2020 – Suspending Bamberg County Councilman.)

    • 2020-70 (November 8, 2020 – State of Emergency.)

    • 2020-71 (November 9, 2020 – Authorizing Leave with Pay Due to Tropical Storm Zeta)

  • South Carolina Supreme Court (March 19, 2020 – mediation by videoconferencing, only emergency hearings happening in person, statewide waiver of evictions and foreclosures.)
    • 2020-03-20-01 (March 20, 2020 – All oral arguments currently scheduled before the Appellate Courts are cancelled; operation of the Appellate Courts During the Coronavirus Emergency.)
    • 2020-03-26-01 (March 26, 2020 – Supplemental Guidance Regarding Lawyer and Judicial Disciplinary Matters During the Coronavirus Emergency.)
    • 2020-04-03-01 (April 3, 2020 – Operation of the Trial Courts During the Coronavirus Emergency (Revokes Order 2020-03-18-04.)
    • 2020-04-10-01 (April 10, 2020 – Suspension of arrests of unexecuted family court issued bench warrants for the non-payment of child support and alimony.)
    • 2020-04-10-02 (April 10, 2020 – RE: Amended Supplemental Guidance Regarding Lawyer and Judicial Disciplinary Matters During the Coronavirus Emergency (Amends Order 2020-03-26-01).
    • 2020-04-15-01 (April 15, 2020 – Admission of Persons to Practice Law During the Coronavirus Emergency.)
    • 2020-04-22-01 (April 22, 2020 – Amended Order Regarding Trial Court Operations During Coronavirus Emergency (Amends Order 2020-04-14-01.)
    • 2020-04-29-02 (April 29, 2020 – Lawyer Mentoring Program and the Coronavirus Pandemic.)
    • 2020-05-01-02 (May 1, 2020 – Administrative Suspensions for Failure to Comply with Continuing Legal Education Requirements.)
    • 2020-05-06-01 (May 6, 2020 – Certification of Compliance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in Evictions and Foreclosures Forms.)
    • 2020-05-08-01 (May 8, 2020 – Suspension of unexecuted family court issued bench warrants for the non-payment of child support and alimony.)
    • 2020-05-13-01 (May 13, 2020 – Certification of Compliance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in Foreclosures.)
    • 2020-05-21-01 (May 21, 2020 – Pursuant to guidelines issued by the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments via Cisco WebEx for the months of May and June, 2020.)
    • 2020-06-03 (June 3, 2020 – Updates to judges for the next seven weeks.)
    • 2020-0605 (June 5, 2020 – Suspension of unexecuted family court issued bench warrants for the non-payment of child support and alimony.)
    • 2020-06-15 (June 15, 2020 – Amended Supplemental Guidance Regarding Lawyer and Judicial Disciplinary Matters During the Coronavirus Emergency.)
    • 2020-06-16 (June 16, 2020 – Waiver of Distance Learning Limitations for Continuing Legal Education Requirements.)
    • 2020-06-16 (June 16, 2020 – Completion of the Essentials Series by Newly Admitted Members.)
    • Order (July 2, 2020 – Mitigation Measures for the July 2020 Bar Exam.)
    • Order (July 10, 2020 – Issuance of No-knock Search Warrants by Circuit and Summary Court Judges.)
    • Order (July 30, 2020 – Required use of masks.)
    • Order (September 14, 2020 – Court Operations.)

    • Order (September 25, 2020 – Summary Court Operations.)

    • Order (September 29, 2020 – Recording of In-Person or Virtual Court Proceedings.)

    • Order (October 14, 2020 – Rule 403 Trial Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic.)

    • Order (October 23, 2020 – Magistrate Jury Trial Observations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.)

  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (March 16, 2020 – continuance of all jury trials, 21-day extension of all civil case deadlines, use of teleconferencing for criminal proceedings where possible. Case-by-case exceptions with individual judges.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (April 2, 2020 – Order Regarding Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (April 14, 2020 – Amended Order Regarding Court Operations In Response to COVID-19.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (April 14, 2020 – Order Regarding Interim CJA Process due to COVID-19 Response.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (May 19, 2020 – Amended Order Regarding Restrictions on Visitors to Courthouses due to Coronavirus.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (May 19, 2020 –  Order Regarding the Use of Face Coverings and Masks due to COVID-19.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (June 26, 2020 –  Second Amended Order Regarding Court Operations In Response to COVID-19.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (July 1, 2020 – Amended Order Regarding Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (July 6, 2020 – Updated Guide for Courthouse Visitors during COVID-19 Pandemic.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (July 24, 2020 – Third Amended Order Regarding Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.)
  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (August 24, 2020 – Fourth Amended Order Regarding Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.)

  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (September 21, 2020 – Fifth Amended Order Regarding Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.)

  • District Court for the District of South Carolina (September 30, 2020 – Second Amended Order Regarding Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing.)

41. South Dakota

  • Governor’s Orders (March 19, 2020 – all out of state work travel is prohibited, non-essential personnel teleworking, all nongovernment entities have independent judgement whether to remain open.)
    • Order (March 23, 2020 –  Executive Order Regarding COVID-19 Guidelines; All local and municipal governments within the State of South Dakota should protect the critical infrastructure sectors, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services, pharmaceutical industry, and food supply entities, as these sectors have a special responsibility to maintain their normal work schedule.)
    • Order (April 7, 2020 – The regulatory provision governing teacher evaluations.)
    • The requirements that a public body conducting a meeting by teleconference must provide a physical location for the public to listen and participate and that require a bid to be opened in the physical presence of a witness.
    • Order (April 9,2020 – suspension of administrative rules and statutes due to COVID-19 emergency.)
    • Order (April 15, 2020 – clarification from executive order 2020-14.)
    • Order (April 20, 2020 – order regarding pork producers.)
    • Order (April 24, 2020 – order extending Executive Order 2020-13.)
    • Order (April 28, 2020 – “Back to Normal” plan.)
    • Order (April 30, 2020 – Order re Vehicle registration and police academy)
    • Order (May 1, 2020 – rescind EO 2020-09 - all personnel of state gov’t to report to work.)
    • Order (May 11, 2020 – Submittal of reviewed financial statements by licensed operators and route operators.)
    • Order (May 18, 2020 – Trauma Hospital designations.)
    • Order (May 26, 2020 – Proof of passing examination.)
    • Order (May 26, 2020 – Declaration and Resources.)
    • Order (June 26, 2020 – Driving permits.)
    • Order (June 26, 2020 – Child Support.)
    • Order (July 7, 2020 – reinstatement of certain suspended statutes but extension of emergency order.)
    • Order (August 21, 2020 – Opportunity Scholarship.)

    • Order (August 31, 2020 – 2020-32 Complete Census Committee.)

    • Order (September 21, 2020 – Fifth Amended Order Regarding Court Operations in Response to COVID-19.)

    • Order (September 30, 2020 – Second Amended Order Regarding Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing.)

  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (March 13, 2020 – declared an emergency gave each court leeway to adjust accordingly
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (March 13, 2020 – order suspending 180-day rule.)
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (April 7, 2020 – order suspending stipulation requirement for use of interactive audiovisual device in certain proceedings.)
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (April 9, 2020 – emergency order regarding court reporters, witnesses and notarization in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (April 14, 2020 – Order Regarding Court Reporters, Witnesses, and Notarization.)
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (May 6, 2020 – Order Amending Rules & Regulations for Admission of Attorneys to Practice Law)
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (May 22, 2020 – Order Postal Procedures)
  • Supreme Court of South Dakota (consolidated list of local orders.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (March 17, 2020 – Jury trials and grand jury proceedings through April 24, 2020, continued, civil deadlines remain in place.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (March 20, 2020 – Suspending the policy for signed consents to accompany defense motions to continue trials in criminal cases.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (March 31, 2020 – Video conference hearings in cases.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (April 8, 2020 – Changes to Court operations due to COVID-19.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (April 24, 2020 – Limited Access to Courthouses Under Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Virus.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (May 1, 2020 – Establishing a Procedure for Compassionate Release Motions Under the First Step Act.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (May 21, 2020 – Standing Order 20-03 Second Amended – Changes to Court Operations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19.))
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (May 22, 2020 – Standing Order 20-07 -Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines for Administrative and Civil Forfeiture Proceedings.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (June 29, 2020 – Renewed Standing Order 20-05 – Renewed Standing Order 20-05 Video Conference Hearings in Cases Due to COVID-19 Spread.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (July 21, 2020 – Standing Order 20-03 Third Amended – Changes to Court Operations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (July 27, 2020 – Standing Order 20-08 Western Division – In the Matter of Scheduling Jury Trials in the Western Division.)
  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (July 27, 2020 – Amended Standing Order 20-08 Western Division – In the Matter of Scheduling Jury Trials in the Western Division.)

  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (September 18, 2020 – Second Amended Standing Order 20-02 – Limited Access to Courthouses Under Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19/Coronavirus.)

  • District Court for the District of South Dakota (September 29, 2020 – Second Renewed Standing Order 20-05 – Renewed Standing Order 20-05.)

  • District court for the District of South Dakota (October 1, 2020 – Second Amended Standing Order 20-08 – Renewed Standing Order 20-08.)

42. Tennessee

  • Governor’s Orders (March 19, 2020 – suspended statues to allow for rapid health care response)
    • No. 16 (March 20, 2020 – ensuring government continues to function openly and transparently during the COVID-19 emergency while taking appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of citizens and government officials.)
    • No. 17 (March 22, 2020 – mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by limiting social gatherings, dine-in service, and gym use, and exposure at nursing and retirement home, and providing flexibility for restaurants regarding the sale of alcohol.)
    • No. 18 (March 23, 2020 – limiting non-emergency healthcare procedures.)
    • No. 19 (March 24, 2020 – amending executive order no. 15 suspending provisions of certain statutes and rules and taking other necessary measures.)
    • No. 20 (March 26, 2020 – amending executive order no. 15 suspending provisions of certain statutes and rules and taking other necessary measures.)
    • No.21 (March 30, 2020 – amending executive order no. 17 to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-essential services and gatherings.)
    • No. 22 (March 30, 2020 – Stay at home order unless engaging in essential activities.)
    • No. 23 (April 2, 2020 – Requiring Tennesseans to stay home unless engaging in essential activity.)
    • No. 24 (April 4, 2020 – Amending Executive Order No.15 suspending provisions of certain statutes.)
    • No. 25 (April 8, 2020 – Limiting non-emergency healthcare procedures.)
    • No. 26 (April 9, 2020 – Remote notarizations and witnessing of documents.)
    • No. 27 (April 13, 2020 – extending temporary social distancing and stay-at-home order.)
    • No. 28 (April 17,2020 – AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 15 AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19.)
    • No. 29 (April 24, 2020 – AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 17 TO REOPEN DINING IN RESTAURANTS.)
    • No. 30 (April 28, 2020 – AN ORDER ALLOWING TENNESSEANS TO RETURN TO WORK SAFELY WHILE ENCOURAGING CONTINUED ADHERENCE TO HEALTH GUIDELINES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.)
    • No. 31 (April 29, 2020 – AN ORDER TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 BY LIMITING NON-­EMERGENCY DENTAL PROCEDURES.)
    • No. 32 (May 1, 2020 – AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 15 AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19)
    • No. 33 (May 5, 2020 – AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 30 TO ALLOW REOPENING OF CLOSE CONTACT PERSONAL SERVICES PURSUANT TO NEW SAFETY GUIDELINES.)
    • No. 34 (May 6, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING UNTIL JUNE 30, 2020, EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 16 TEMPORARILY PERMITTING SAFE, OPEN, AND TRANSPARENT PUBLIC MEETINGS BY ELECTRONIC MEANS TO PRESERVE AND INCREASE THE CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19.)
    • No. 35 (May 7, 2020 – AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 30 TO ALLOW REOPENING OF SMALL GROUP, NON-CONTACT ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATIONAL VENUES PURSUANT TO NEW SAFETY GUIDELINES.)
    • No. 36 (May 12, 2020 – AN ORDER SUSPENDING PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN STATUTES AND RULES AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19.)
    • No.37 (May 12,2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING UNTIL JUNE 30, 2020, EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 26 TEMPORARILY PERMITTING REMOTE NOTARIZATION AND WITNESSING OF DOCUMENTS TO FURTHER CONTAIN COVID-19.)
    • No. 38 (May 22, 2020 – AN ORDER EXPANDING THE NUMBER OF TENNESSEANS WHO MAY RETURN TO WORK SAFELY WHILE URGING CONTINUED ADHERENCE TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.)
    • Nos. 39-45 (May 31-June 4, 2020 – “Emergency Order[s] to Protect Life and Property” setting curfews in specific cities in response to protests.)
    • No. 46 (June 5, 2020 – AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY ON JUNE 5 IN MEMPHIS.)
    • No. 47 (June 6, 2020 – AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY ON JUNE 6 IN MEMPHIS.)
    • No. 48 (June 7, 2020 – AN EMERGENCY ORDER TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY ON JUNE 7 IN MEMPHIS.)
    • No. 49 (June 12, 2020 – AN ORDER AMENDING REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING LONG-TERM-CARE FACILITY VISITATION AND TAKING OTHER NECESSARY MEASURES TO FACILITATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19.)
    • No. 50 (June 29, 2020 – AN ORDER TO FACILITATE AND RESPOND TO CONTINUING EFFECTS OF COVID-19 BY EXTENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NOS. 36 & 38 (AS AMENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 49)
    • No. 51 (June 29, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING SAFE, OPEN, AND TRANSPARENT PUBLIC MEETINGS BY ELECTRONIC MEANS WHILE DETERMINATIONS OF HOW TO RETURN TO SAFE, IN-PERSON MEETINGS REMAIN ONGOING.)
    • No. 52 (June 29, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING REMOTE NOTARIZATION AND WITNESSING OF DOCUMENTS TO FURTHER CONTAIN COVID-19.)
    • No. 53 (July 1, 2020 – AN ORDER REGARDING LIMITED LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19.)
    • No. 54 (July 3, 2020 – AN ORDER PROVIDING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WITH AUTHORITY CONCERNING FACE COVERINGS.)
    • No. 55 (July 31, 2020 – AN ORDER TO FACILITATE AND RESPOND TO CONTINUING EFFECTS OF COVID-19 BY AMENDING PRIOR EXECUTIVE ORDERS.)
    • No. 56 (August 6, 2020 – AN ORDER RENAMING THE TENNESSEE PRISON FOR WOMEN AS THE DEBRA K. JOHNSON REHABILITATION CENTER.)
    • No. 57 (August 13, 2020 – AN ORDER RELATIVE TO STATE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE RESERVE OR NATIONAL GUARD AND HAVE BEEN CALLED TO FULL-TIME MILITARY DUTY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.)
    • No. 58 (August 17, 2020 – AN ORDER TERMINATING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 53 UPON LIMITED LIABILITY LEGISLATION BECOMING LAW.)
    • No. 59 (August 28, 2020 – AN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE CONTINUED RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND EXTEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NOS. 36, 38, 49, 50, 54, AND 55.)

    • No. 60 (August 28, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING REMOTE MEETINGS AND IMPLEMENTING BEST PRACTICES ACROSS THE STATE TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT WHILE PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CITIZENS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.)

    • No. 61 (August 28, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING REMOTE NOTARIZATION AND WITNESSING OF DOCUMENTS.)

    • No. 62 (September 23, 2020 – AN ORDER ESTABLISHING THE ASIAN CARP ADVISORY COMMISSION.)

    • No. 63 (September 29, 2020 – AN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE CONTINUED RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND EXTEND CERTAIN, TARGETED PROVISIONS.)

    • No. 64 (September 29, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING REMOTE NOTARIZATION AND WITNESSING OF DOCUMENTS.)

    • No. 65 (October 28, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING REMOTE MEETINGS AND IMPLEMENTING BEST PRACTICES ACROSS THE STATE TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT WHILE PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CITIZENS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.)

    • No. 66 (October 28, 2020 – AN ORDER EXTENDING REMOTE NOTARIZATION AND WITNESSING OF DOCUMENTS.)

    • No. 67 (October 30, 2020 – AN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE CONTINUED RESPONSE TO COVID-19 BY EXTENDING THE PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 63.)

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (March 13, 2020 – In person judicial proceedings suspended through March 31, 2020, otherwise courts remain functional)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (March 25, 2020 – Court remains open, limitations on in-person court proceedings extended through April 30, 2020.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (March 31, 2020 – Order clarifying the extension of deadlines until May 6, 2020.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (April 2, 2020 – Court extends the use of electronic signatures.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (April 24, 2020 – ORDER MODIFYING SUSPENSION OF IN-PERSON COURT PROCEEDINGS AND FURTHER EXTENSION OF DEADLINES.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (April 27, 2020 – ORDER CONTINUING SUSPENSION OF BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY’S PROCEEDINGS AND EXTENDING DEADLINES.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (May 11, 2020 – TEMPORARILY MODIFYING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT RULE 7 RELATED TO THE JULY 2020 BAR EXAMINATION.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (May 26, 2020 – Order Extending State of Emergency and Easing Suspension of In-Person Court Proceedings.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (July 2, 2020 – Order Cancelling the July 2020 Bar Examination.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (July 9, 2020 – Tennessee Supreme Court Order Requiring Facial Coverings – July 9, 2020.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (July 13, 2020 – Tennessee Supreme Court Order Regarding Joint Petition for Court Action to Protect the Public's Constitutional Right of Access to the Courts.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (July 13, 2020 – Tennessee Supreme Court Order Canceling Fall In-Person Bar Exam, Directing On-Line Exam and Modifying Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7.)
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (September 1, 20200 – Tennessee Supreme Court To Livestream Video Conference Oral Arguments on September 2, 2020.)

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (September 1, 20200 – Tennessee Supreme Court To Livestream Video Conference Oral Arguments on September 30, 2020.)

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (September 25, 2020 – Tennessee Supreme Court Order Temporarily Modifying Certain Provisions of the TN Supreme Court Rule 7 Related to the February 2021 Bar Exam.)

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (October 8, 2020 – Tennessee Supreme Court Order Temporarily Modifying Certain Provisions of TN SCT R7 Related to the February 2021 Bar Examination.)

  • Supreme Court of Tennessee (October 23, 2020 – Tennessee Supreme Court Order Temporarily Modifying Certain Provisions of TN SCT R7 Related to the February 2021 Bar Examination.)

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (May 29, 2020 – In Re: Court Operations under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (June 22, 2020 – Extension of Authorization for Video and Audio Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Pandemic Pursuant to the CARES Act.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (March 17, 2020 – Jury trials through March 30, 2020 are continued)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (March 23, 2020 – civil and criminal jury selections and jury trials scheduled to begin now through April 30, 2020 are continued pending further order by the presiding judge in the matter.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (March 31, 2020 – Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing in Criminal Case Proceedings.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (April 2, 2020 – Order clarifying first amended administrative order 209.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (April 29, 2020 – Civil and criminal jury selections and jury trials scheduled to begin now through May 31, 2020, before any district or magistrate judge in the Middle District of Tennessee are CONTINUED pending further order by the presiding judge in the matter.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (May 22, 2020 –Administrative Order No. 209 Third Amended - Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (May 26, 2020 –Building Access and Face Mask Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19.))
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (June 12, 2020 – Plan for Phased Approach to Resume Court Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (June 18, 2020 –Notice Regarding COVID-19 Procedures Implemented for the Safety of the Public, Parties and Attorneys.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (June 22, 2020 – Fourth Amended Court Operations under Exigent Circumstances
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (June 22, 2020 –Administrative Order No. 209-1 First Amended - Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing in Criminal Case Proceedings Due to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (June 22, 2020 – Fourth Amended Court Operations under Exigent Circumstances
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (June 22, 2020 –Administrative Order No. 209-1 First Amended - Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing in Criminal Case Proceedings Due to Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (July 8, 2020 – Fifth Amended Administrative Order No. 209 – Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (August 19, 2020 – Administrative Order No. 209 Sixth Amended – Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (November 29, 2020 – Administrative Order No. 209 Seventh Amended - Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19.)

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (March 16, 2020 – Jury trials are continued, civil and criminal trials are continued through April 17, 2020.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (March 23, 2020 – closure of the Jackson, TN, Federal Courthouse.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (April 3, 2020 –Proceedings Continued Until After May 1, 2020.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (April 22, 2020 – Proceedings Continued Until After May 30, 2020.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (May 29, 2020 – Some in-person proceedings returning with social distancing and face coverings.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (June 1, 2020 –Public Notice Regarding COVID-19 Protocols
  • To ensure the continued health and safety of all individuals doing business with the Court, the Court has adopted the following protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (July 1, 2020 – Public Notice re COVID-19 Protocols.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (July 17, 2020 – Jury Trials Continued Until After August 28, 2020.)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (August 24, 2020 – Jury Trials Continued Until After September 11, 2020.)

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (September 11, 2020 – Jury Trials Continued Until After October 2, 2020.)

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (October 2, 2020 – Jury Trials Continued Until After October 30, 2020.)

43. Texas

44. Utah

45. Vermont

46. Virginia

47. Washington

48. West Virginia

  • Governor’s Latest Decision  (November 14, 2020 – Statewide indoor face covering requirement.)
  • Supreme Court of West Virginia
  • District Court for the Southern District
    • General Order 9 (September 18, 2020 – mask order for court entry extended; CARES Act protocol extended through December.)
  • District Court of the Northern District (September 25, 2020 –  Extension of authorization for remote proceedings for criminal cases through December - Note three district courthouses are temporarily closed due to potential exposure.)

49. Wisconsin

50. Wyoming

51. District of Columbia

  • Mayor’s Latest Order 2020-110 (November 6, 2020 – Adds a requirement that visitors and residents returning to DC get tested for COVID prior to travelling (MD & VA travel are exempted).

    • Order 2020-103 (October 7, 2020 – Extends public health emergency through December 31, 2020.)
    • Order 2020-081 (July 24, 2020 – Adds requirement that persons returning to D.C. self-quarantine for 14 days after non-essential travel to high-risk areas.)
    • Order 2020-080 (July 22, 2020 – Expands mask or face covering requirements to include most outdoor activities, as well.)
    • Order 2020-079 (July 22, 2020 – Extends emergency orders through October 9, 2020.)
    • Order 2020-075 (June 19, 2020 – Restaurants, non-essential retail and beverage establishments can open indoors at 50% capacity. Gyms, churches, libraries, & universities can also reopen at 50% capacity with some restrictions. Social distancing still in effect.)
    • Order 2020-067 (May 27, 2020 – Lifts the stay-at-home restriction, social distancing still in effect and gatherings limited to 10 or fewer people; some non-essential businesses can offer curbside & delivery service; restaurants can provide outdoor service.)
    • Order 2020-066 (May 13, 2020 Extends emergency orders through June 8, 2020)
    • Order 2020-063 (April 15, 2020; Extends emergency orders through May 15, 2020; adds requirement for mask or face covering in essential retail establishments.)
    • Order 2020-050 (March 20, 2020; Extends emergency orders through April 24, 2020.)
    • Order 2020-046 (March 11, 2020; Declaration of public health emergency.)
    • Order 2020-045 (March 11, 2020; Declaration of public emergency.)
  • District of Columbia Superior Court (November 5, 2020 – The court is expanding the types and number of cases it will hear through January 15, 2021. June 26, 2020 – All persons entering court buildings must wear cloth face coverings. June 19, 2020 – The court is expanding the types and number of cases it will hear through August 14, 2020. All case types continue be heard remotely, excepting a limited number of Criminal Division hearings. May 21, 2020 – Deadlines moved to June 30, 2020. Oral arguments will resume via remote video conferencing the week of May 26, 2020. March 26, 2020 – All clerk’s offices are operating remotely; all emergency hearings will be conducted by the judge remotely.)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (September 4, 2020 – in-person, onsite oral arguments remain suspended pending further order from the court. August 10, 2020 – Temperature check required for all visitors; anyone with a temperature of 100.1 or higher will not be permitted to enter. April 27, 2020 – Facial mask or face covering now required for entry. April 1, 2020 – The requirement to file paper copies is deferred pending further order of the court. March 23, 2020 – Pro Se filing moved from paper to email. March 17, 2020 – All in-person onsite oral arguments suspended. March 13, 2020 – Access to courthouse restricted to judges, court staff, members of the media, and visitors with official business.)

52. 1st Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (April 20, 2020 – Court now temporarily accepting electronic submission of brief appendices. March 26, 2020 - Deadline for all non-emergency filings due to be filed between March 26 & April 24, 2020 extended for additional 30 days. March 15, 2020 – Oral argument sitting scheduled for April 6 – April 9, 2020 is cancelled.)

53. 2nd Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (August 18, 2020 – Court reducing paper copies of briefs requirement from six to three copies. June 22, 2020 – Court to resume paper copies filing requirement on July 1, 2020. March 26, 2020 – Oral arguments continue to be heard as scheduled via teleconference. March 16, 2020 – All filing deadlines are extended or tolled by 21 days, effective through May 17, 2020. Courthouse access restricted to those with official court business.)

54. 3rd Circuit

  • U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Third Circuit (September 25, 2020 – The paper filing requirement for briefs and appendices will resume for documents filed on October 1, 2020 and thereafter. June 4, 2020 – The court is now accepting Original Proceedings through CM/ECF. April 13, 2020 – The court is now accepting original proceedings and case filings from non-electronic filers by email. April 1, 2020 – The court remains open and operational, with the clerk’s office conducting remote operations. March 25, 2020 – James Byrne Courthouse is closed from noon on March 25, 2020, through Sunday March 29, 2020. Electronic filing remains open. March 17, 2020 - Oral arguments will continue as scheduled pending further order of the court. The majority of staff in the clerk’s office will be working remotely.)

55. 4th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (August 24, 2020 – The court has suspended the oral argument requirement for published opinions in cases assigned for pre-argument review, tentatively calendared, or calendared for argument. June 1, 2020 – All persons visiting the Powell Courthouse are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. May 11, 2020 – Those unable to access PACER are advised to call the clerk’s office. April 8, 2020 – The court has temporarily suspended the oral argument requirement for published opinions in cases calendared for May 5-8, 2020. April 1, 2020 – Oral arguments scheduled for May 5-8, 2020, will be postponed, heard by video-conference or teleconference, or submitted on the briefs. March 23, 2020 – The court has temporarily suspended its oral argument requirement for published opinions for cases calendared in March or April 2020. March 17, 2020 - Papers may be filed in the courthouse lobby, but those who have tested positive for the coronavirus, those with symptoms of COVID-19, and those who may have been exposed to the virus are prohibited from entering the building. Oral arguments for March 17-20 & April 7, 2020, will be postponed, heard by teleconference or video-conference, or submitted on the briefs.)

56. 5th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (April 20, 2020 – The court has authorized video-conferencing technology for oral arguments, and will provide, when feasible, real-time public access to the audio. March 25, 2020 – Mail operations are suspended; pro se filing deadlines extended; in-person oral arguments for April 27-30, 2020, are canceled. March 18, 2020 – Courthouse building is closed; in-person oral arguments for March 30 – April 2, 2020 are cancelled; current filing deadlines remain in effect.)

57. 6th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (October 20, 2020 – The court will hold all oral arguments for November/December 2020 session remotely. September 10, 2020 – The court will hold all oral arguments for the October 2020 session remotely. August 31, 2020 – Pro se litigant email filing extended until January 1, 2021. July 6, 2020 – Pro se litigants may continue to file via email through July 31, 2020. May 21, 2020 – The court will hold all oral arguments for June 2020 session remotely, either by video or telephone. April 23, 2020 – Potter Stewart Courthouse is temporarily and indefinitely closed. All filing dates and deadlines for pro se litigants are extended by 24 days and pro se litigant filings can be submitted by email until June 1, 2020. April 7, 2020 – In-person oral arguments have been canceled for the weeks of April 27 and May 4, 2020, with some to be heard remotely. March 16, 2020 – Oral arguments for March 17-20, 2020 postponed; court remains open, with staff available in office and via telework. March 11, 2020 – All those at-risk for coming into contact with coronavirus are barred from courtroom.)   

58. 7th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (November 10, 2020 – Cases scheduled for oral argument through April 30, 2021 will be argued remotely. August 3, 2020 – Cases scheduled for oral argument through December 31, 2020 will be argued remotely. June 23, 2020 – Court to resume paper filings requirement immediately. May 28, 2020 – All persons vising the Dirksen & Roszkowski Courthouses are required to wear a face covering or mask. May 21, 2020 - All cases scheduled for oral argument through August 31, 2020, will be argued by counsel either telephonically or by Zoom Video Communications. May 6, 2020 – All cases scheduled for oral argument through June 30, 2020, will be argued by counsel either telephonically or by Zoom video communications. April 26, 2020 – All cases scheduled for oral argument in May 2020 will be argued by counsel either telephonically or by Zoom Video Communications. March 31, 2020 - Until further notice, the paper copy requirements for electronically filed briefs, appendices and petitions for rehearing are suspended. March 18, 2020 - All cases scheduled for oral argument from March 30, 2020 through the end of April will be argued via telephone. Arguments will be recorded and posted on the court’s website.)

59. 8th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (April 13, 2020 – The court is now conducting teleconference oral arguments in select cases. March 23, 2020 – The public is not being admitted to the Eighth Circuit Clerk’s Office, except by appointment. March 18, 2020 – The court suspends all in-person requirements related to ADR. March 17, 2020 – Clerk’s hours reduced to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; all jury trials scheduled to begin before May 31, 2020 are continued and shall be rescheduled; all non-essential in-person proceedings are continued until further notice.)

60. 9th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (June 29, 2020 – Fully remote hearings to continue through at least August 2020; courthouses remain closed to the public; as of July 1, 2020, court will no longer grant automatic extensions of time based on notice. March 26, 2020 - Ninth Circuit courthouses are closed to the public during non-court weeks until further notice. The court is evaluating arguments currently scheduled for March, April, and May and will give orders to the cases individually.) 

61. 10th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (June 22, 2020 – Court to resume paper copies filing requirement on July 1, 2020. June 12, 2020 – Effective June 15, 2020, the Byron White Courthouse will reopen only to members of the public with pending business. Effective July 1, 2020, the pending business restriction will expire unless the court orders otherwise. March 25, 2020 – The Tenth Circuit is actively working to assess all cases set for argument in April and May, and details are forthcoming. March 19, 2020 – Clerk’s Office is operating on maximum telework status; responses may be delayed and email communication is encouraged. March 16, 2020 - The Tenth Circuit closed its sole courthouse to the public from March 17, 2020, until further notice.)

62. 11th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (August 14, 2020 – Visitors having official business with the court are required to wear face coverings and have a temperature below 100.4 degrees in order to access the building. April 23, 2020 – Pro Hac Vice applications and payments can now be submitted through PACER. April 17, 2020 – Non-incarcerated pro se litigants may now file electronically. March 23, 2020 – Panels are authorized to hear any or all oral arguments by audio or teleconferencing instead of in person. March 15, 2020 – In the Eleventh Circuit, only judges, court staff, members of the media and visitors with official business with the court will be allowed into the two Eleventh Circuit buildings. Paper filing requirements are temporarily waived.)

63. Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (November 2, 2020 – Effective November 3, 2020, all paper filings or submissions must be submitted through USPS. June 29, 2020 – Building access remains limited to court staff; however, requests for access will be handled on a case-by-case basis when submitted in writing at least 24 hours ahead of time. June 8, 2020 – All deadlines for paper filings due between June 5 – June 10, 2020 are extended to June 11, 2020. May 21, 2020 - Cases set for argument after the June 2020 session will be argued telephonically unless counsel is notified by separate order that oral argument is unnecessary. May 11, 2020 – The court will hold all oral arguments telephonically during the June 2020 session. April 21, 2020 – The court will hold all oral arguments telephonically during the May 2020 session. March 27, 2020 – Court issued guidance on serving documents outside of CM/ECF. March 20, 2020 – Clerk’s Office will provide reduced and limited public assistance by telephone; in lieu of calls, the court suggests using email. March 18, 2020 – All cases scheduled for argument during the April 2020 sitting will now be conducted by telephonic conference. March 16, 2020 – Public access to the courthouse is restricted to those with official court business.)

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