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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.

Mon, 08/23/2021

Standing Order 21-16 Bankruptcy Court Operations under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Vaccination & Testing Policy for Admitted Counsel and Employees & Contractors of Their...

Wed, 08/18/2021

Invitation for Comment on the Reappointment of the Honorable Frank J. Santoro as Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Virginia—Comments Must be Received by September 20, 2021.

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Mon, 08/16/2021

Standing Order 21-15 Court Operations under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Vaccination & Testing Policy

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Fri, 08/06/2021

Request for Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules and Forms—Opens August 6, 2021 and closes on February 16, 2022

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Thu, 08/05/2021

Standing Order 21-14 Updated Entry Requirements and Mask and Social Distancing Policy for the Martin V.B. Bostetter, Jr. U.S. Courthouse

[Read Standing Order 21-14 PDF]

Tue, 08/03/2021

AUGUST 3, 2021

Effective August 2, 2021—In re: Updated Face Covering and Social Distancing in Courthouses Across the District

[Read General Order No. 2021-11-PDF]

Tue, 06/22/2021

NORFOLK COURTHOUSE RE-OPENING

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

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