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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

In response to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States of America, and specifically within the Southern District of Indiana, below is information applicable to operations of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.  For any questions or concerns, please contact the U.S. District Court Clerk's Office at (317) 229-3700.

Public Safety Measures in Effect at All Courthouses in the Southern District of Indiana:

  • All visitors must answer health screening questions before being allowed to enter
  • Face coverings required in all public spaces (unless otherwise permitted by a judge or with a written exemption from a medical professional)
  • Free masks provided for visitors who arrive without one
  • Social distancing in effect
  • Installation of plexiglass barriers in areas where social distancing is not possible
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces like door handles, counters, light switches, and elevator buttons
  • Hand sanitizer available in public areas
  • Limited capacity in public restrooms and elevators

Court Security Officer Health Screening Questions:

Anyone entering a federal courthouse in the Southern District of Indiana will be asked health screening questions (linked below) at the security station.

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Notice to Public Access Terminal Users:  

All courthouses in the Southern District of Indiana are CLOSED to the public, effective March 18, 2020.  See General Order Re: COVID-19 - Court Proceedings, Courthouse Closures, Security Screening, and Probation.  If you need assistance with accessing court documents and are not able, or cannot afford, to use, please contact the U.S. District Court Clerk's Office at (317) 229-3700 for assistance.

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