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the subject of each General Order and indicates whether the General Order is active and in effect or expired and no longer in effect.

 

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

 

Miscellaneous

 

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 christa_berry@med.uscourts.gov or Eric Storms at eric_storms@med.uscourts.gov.