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News & Announcements: June, 2021

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Tue, 06/22/2021


The Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse in Norfolk reopened on Monday, June 21, 2021.  Please note that only one public elevator is available in conjunction with continuing...

Thu, 06/17/2021

Closure of Court on June 18, 2021, in Recognition of Juneteenth National Independence day, June 19, as a Legal Public Holiday

Federal law establishes public holidays for Federal employees.  [5 U.S.C. § 6103(a)].  These statutory holidays...

Thu, 06/10/2021

Standing Order 21-13 COVID-19 Entry Requirements and Mask and Social Distancing Policy for the Martin V.B. Bostetter, Jr. U.S. Courthouse

[Read Standing Order 21-13 PDF]

Wed, 06/09/2021

Effective June 7, 2021—In re: Face Covering and Social Distancing in Courthouses Across the District—Bostetter, Bryan, Hoffman, Robinson-Merhige, and Newport News Courthouses

[Read General Order No...

Wed, 06/09/2021

Order Vacating Standing Order 20-10–Reopening Public Areas of the Clerk’s Office Effective June 14, 2021.

Temporary procedures set forth in the Court’s May 21, 2021, Public Notice to public...

Sun, 06/06/2021

Second Order Regarding Remote Hearings in Bankruptcy Cases due to COVID-19 Pandemic

[Read Standing Order No. 21-12-PDF]

Sun, 06/06/2021

Order Vacating Standing Order 20-9, as extended in its entirety by Standing Order 20-19, and establishing a modified temporary protocol for filings by unrepresented persons in bankruptcy cases—Effective June 14, 2021.

Temporary procedures...