Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance


The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has undertaken measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at its five courthouses in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Detroit, Flint and Port Huron. The changes include suspending naturalization ceremonies until further notice. The measures take effect immediately, and follow the Governor’s March 10 state of emergency declaration.

“Our Court is attempting to do its part in containing the virus affecting our country,” said Chief United States District Judge Denise Page Hood. “We are doing this by limiting the number of large groups that regularly appear in our court while still protecting the constitutional rights of citizens in our community. Our goal is to keep the public and our employees as safe as possible.”

Remote access request for selected hearings

Administrative Order - Restrictions on Visitors To Eastern District of Michigan Courthouse Facilities

Administrative Order - Court Operations Under The Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus Health Conditions

Administrative Order - Initial Appearances During Period of Limited Court Operations Due to COVID-19

Administrative Order - Misdemeanor Ticket Call During Period of Limited Court Operations Due to COVID-19

Administrative Order - Temporary Procedure for Motions to Extend Self-Report Dates and to Review Detention Orders

Administrative Order - Limited Operations Due to COVID-19 Pandemic - Authorization To Use Video and Telephone Conferencing

Administrative Order - Pro Se Filings The Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 and Related Coronavirus Health Conditions

Administrative Order - Temporary Use of Video Teleconferencing, Telephone Conferencing, and Other Procedures in Criminal Matters Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES ACT")

News Advisory: U.S. Courthouse in Detroit Closed to the public

News Advisory: U.S. District Court COVID-19 Update

Notice of Courthouse Visitor Restrictions