Entry Restrictions at all Northern District Courthouses: Expanded to Include Any International Travel Within the Last 14 Days

Monday, March 23, 2020

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia continues to monitor the most current statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus disease. The Court is following recommended guidelines from public health officials and preparedness guidance from the AO. Consistent with this guidance, the following persons must not enter the Atlanta, Gainesville, Newnan, or Rome courthouses for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia:

  • Persons who have been in any foreign country or participated in international travel within the last 14 days;
  • Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has been in any foreign country or participated in international travel within the last 14 days;
  • Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, or health agency; and
  • Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

If you fit into any of these categories, you must inform the Court Security Officers upon entering the courthouse and will be denied permission to enter. If you are so affected and are an attorney scheduled to appear before the Court in the near future, you must notify the Court so that appropriate safeguard measures can be taken. You may appear via teleconference or video conference with the approval of the presiding judge.

These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

More information is contained in Administrative Order 2020-01 and the Amendment to Administrative Order 2020-01.