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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Operations


Public Notice 20-011 - Amended General Order 20-06 Reopening Intake Area in The Santa Ana Division

Amended General Order 20-06 - Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency  English | Spanish

Public Notice 20-009 - Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency

Pursuant to U.S. District Court Amended Order 20-09, the courthouses in the Central District of California are closed, other than as directed by the Bankruptcy Court. The Los Angeles division's Intake at the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, and the Santa Ana division’s Intake at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse are open.

Per U.S. District Court Order 20-078, face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals within Court facilities.

The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California continues to closely monitor the national, state, and local responses to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), following guidance provided by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local authorities.

  • The Los Angeles and Santa Ana divisions are open, on a limited basis with social distancing and face covering measures in place. Entry into the  Clerk’s Office Intake Sections may be limited to a few visitors at a time. Please call 855-460-9641 or use LiveChat for remote service.
  • Cash will not be accepted for payment of any filing fees. All fees must be paid with a U.S. postal money order or cashier’s check from an acceptable financial institution.
  • For instructions on appearing by phone to 341(a) meetings, click on the following EnglishSpanish
  • View individual judges’ instructions/procedures to see if you may appear in hearings telephonically or via Zoom.
  • See General Orders below for additional details.