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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Operations


Public Notice 22-019 - Face Covering Requirements in Court Facilities

Public Notice 22-006 - Amended Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Per U.S. District Court Notice from the Clerk, face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals within Court facilities.

Public Notice 21-013 - General Order 21-05 Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency

Public Notice 21-009 - General Order 21-04 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency Permitting Limited In-Person Court Hearings

Public Notice 21-007 - General Order 21-03 COVID-19 Public Emergency  - Reopening of All Intake Areas

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.

  • Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, court buildings and courtrooms in all divisions may open to in-person visits.  The Intake areas of the Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, and Northern Divisions remain open to the public to accept in-person filings.
  • Please call 855-460-9641 or use Online Chat for remote service M-F 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM excluding Federal Holidays.
  • 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.