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 Amended Standing Order 12, on April 28, 2020, concerning restrictions on persons entering U.S. Courthouses in this District and closes access to the intake counter in the Greensboro U.S. District Courthouse. The District Court remains open for case electronic filings through CM/ECF and paper filings by a drop box located in lobby of the Greensboro courthouse. Please follow this link for more information about the Drop-Off Mailbox. Clerk’s Office staff remain available during business hours to answer case-related questions or address inquiries related to the Court’s operating status. The Clerk’s Office can be reached at (336) 332-6000.
On April 28, 2020, the Court issued Amended Standing Order 13 concerning Court Operations impacted by COVID-19. The Court remains open for official business and will continue operations to the greatest extent possible under the circumstances, but civil jury trials and many matters requiring in-court hearings before June 8, 2020 have been continued. Attorney admission in-court dates are cancelled for the month of May, 2020. On May 13, 2020, the Court issued Standing Order 16, which gives guidelines for civil and criminal hearings during COVID-19 restrictions, including the requirement that all entrants to any courthouse in the District are required to wear an appropriate face mask or cloth face covering in all public spaces, including courtrooms and security checkpoints.
For further information, please refer to these Standing Orders and the docket sheets for each case.