The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The Court issued Fifth Amended Standing Order 12, on January 28, 2022, concerning restrictions on persons entering U.S. Courthouses in the District, including the requirement that all entrants to any courthouse in the District wear an appropriate face mask or cloth face covering in all public spaces, including courtrooms and security checkpoints. The Greensboro intake counter is open from 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. for those requiring in person assistance. Clerk's Office staff remain available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer case-related questions or address inquiries related to the Court's operating status and can be reached at (336) 332-6000.
On January 31, 2022, the Court renewed Amended Standing Order 15 concerning the use of video conferencing for certain criminal case matters listed in the CARES Act through May 2, 2022, unless terminated earlier.
On May 26, 2021, the Court issued Amended Standing Order 16, which gives guidelines for civil and criminal hearings during COVID-19 restrictions.
For further information, please refer to these Standing Orders and the docket sheets for each case.