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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The United States District Court for the District of Maine
Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The United States District Court for the District of Maine continues to monitor the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts (AO), regarding the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus). The Court is following recommended guidance in order to protect the public health. In accordance with this guidance, court operations have been adjusted in several areas and access to the courthouses restricted.

Details about current court operations and access may be found in the materials below.

General Orders

The Court’s General Orders establish the Court’s practices and policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Index of General Orders is regularly updated and describes the subject of each General Order and indicates whether the General Order is active and in effect or expired and no longer in effect.

Note: The Court’s expired General Orders can be viewed in the Court’s case file 2:20-mc-00080-JDL and in case file 2:21-mc-00011-JDL in PACER. You will need your PACER login and password to view the case file.


Telephone and Video (“Zoom”) Hearings


In-Court Hearings

Persons planning to attend an in-court hearing are encouraged to read General Order 2020-7 regarding face-coverings and masks, and General Order 2020-13 regarding entrance protocols.


Court Decisions Referencing the COVID-19 Pandemic


Foreclosure Proceedings




If You Have a Question

• Please contact the Clerk of Court by phone or email for additional information about how to file documents, the status of a case or a scheduled hearing, and other issues:


If You Have a Suggestion

Suggestions related to the Court’s operation during the pandemic may be submitted by email to Christa Berry at or Eric Storms at