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

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Public Notice

On June 22, 2021, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 21-05 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to more closely align with District Court operations in light of the United States District Court General Order No. 21-08 In Re: Coronavirus Public Emergency Order Concerning Phased Reopening of the Court, entered on June 11, 2021, which resumed normal operations for all of the divisions of the Central District of California, subject to posted restrictions.

Effective Monday, June 28, 2021, permission to appear in person or by video or telephone, is in the discretion of the presiding judge. Any judge may choose to continue to conduct matters remotely through video or telephonic means. Regarding signatures, Local Bankruptcy Rule 9011-1 is no longer suspended, effective June 28, 2021. Previously-issued guidance regarding filing fees, Social Security Number Statements, mediations, and judges’ or courtesy copies, remains in place. Additional information on safety measures and Chapter 13 eSR filing can be found in General Order 21-05.

Intake Areas in all divisions continue to be open to the public to accept in-person filings. Individuals filing bankruptcy without an attorney may also file by mail or through the Court’s Electronic Self-Representation (eSR) module. 

For further information, please visit the Court’s website at You may also utilize the website’s Chat Live function or contact the Court’s Call Center at (855) 460-9641, during normal business hours.