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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 the following question before being allowed to enter: "Regardless of vaccination status, have you experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours?"
  • Persons entering a courthouse are encouraged but not required to wear a face covering.
  • All persons, regardless of vaccination status, summoned for jury service and court staff interacting with such persons must wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing requirements while in rooms and public spaces designated for juror check-in, orientation, and related activities until such persons enter a courtroom, at which time the rules and requirements of the presiding Judge take effect.
  • Free masks provided for visitors who would like one.
  • Upon entering space belonging to a tenant agency in a federal courthouse, all persons, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the rules and requirements of that tenant agency regarding face coverings and physical distancing.
  • Upon entering courtrooms, Judges' chambers and offices, or any space where a court proceeding is being conducted (including Naturalization ceremonies), all persons, regardless of vaccination status, must comply with the rules and requirements of the presiding Judge regarding face coverings and physical distancing.
  • Daily cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces like door handles, counters, light switches, and elevator buttons.
  • Hand sanitizer available in public areas.

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