Information Regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Operations of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Wednesday, March 11, 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), as well as all communications disseminated by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The Court is following recommended guidelines from public health officials and preparedness guidance from the AO. Currently, there has been no adjustment of court operations, except as listed below.

Please note that if you have traveled to China, Italy, Iran, or South Korea within the last 14 days; reside or have had close contact with someone who has traveled to one of the above areas within the last 14 days; have been asked to self-quarantine by any hospital or health agency; or have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 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.