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COVID-19 Important Information (Last Updated May 15, 2023)


May 15, 2023

Due to the recent expiration of both the COVID-19 National Emergency and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the instant General Order rescinds or modifies several COVID-19 policies still in place in this District. 

For more detailed information, please see General Order 2023-01 In re: Mask Policy, Entry Signs, and other modifications to COVID-19 Policies.

Standing Order 23-8: COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements for Court Employees and Contractors and for Admitted Counsel and their Employees and Contractors.

Standing Order 23-7: The Bankruptcy Court has entered Standing Order 23-7 for the Martin V.B. Bostetter, Jr. U.S. Courthouse, adopting any COVID-19-related entry requirements imposed by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for the facilities where it is resident, both as currently in effect and as may be modified in the future, without need for further order, to include any future repeal of such entry requirements.

Standing Order 23-6: Order Repealing and Archiving COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Standing and General Orders as Set Forth Therein Either Immediately, June 1, 2023, or August 1, 2023.

 


The U.S. Trustee’s telephonic temporary policies and procedures for telephonic meetings of creditors pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §341(a) will remain in place until further notice. For more information, please review the Notice of Meeting of Creditors or contact the appropriate Eastern District of Virginia assistant United States trustee. For more information, please review the Notice of Meeting of Creditors or contact the appropriate Eastern District of Virginia assistant United States trustee.


 

Bankruptcy Court Drop Box Usage Procedures -- Effective June 1, 2023, drop boxes are available at the Newport News Courthouse only.  Documents may be filed by mail or at the public intake counters for the Court's Alexandria, Norfolk, and Richmond divisional courthouses.

Bankruptcy Court Drop Box Filing Procedures

Drop Box Cheat Sheet

Bankruptcy Court Drop Box Information Form—NOTICE (Complete and sign the form titled, Certification Under Local Bankruptcy Rule 2090-1, located under Emergency Usage Forms, above.