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Procedures For Phased Reopening During Covid-19 Public Emergency

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Public Notice

On August 7, 2020, Chief Judge Maureen A. Tighe issued General Order 20-06 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 20-09, entered on August 6, 2020, which closed Courthouses in the Central District of California to the public, with limited exceptions.

Effective Monday, August 10, 2020, all divisional offices in the Central District of California will be closed to the public, with the exception of the Los Angeles Division. The Intake area of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles will remain open to the public and will be able to accept in-person emergency filings from any division. Individuals filing bankruptcy without an attorney may also file by mail or through the Court’s Electronic Self-Representation (eSR) module. Please refer to General Order 20-06 for specific filing requirements.

No in-person hearings will be held in any matter, until further notice. Judges will continue to hear matters remotely through telephonic or by video service. Previously issued guidance regarding face coverings in Court facilities, mediations, and judges’ or courtesy copies remains in place.

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.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.