Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Friday, May 21, 2021

In consideration of the serious health crisis facing the nation from COVID-19 and in an effort to maintain the orderly administration of justice, the Court has determined that it is necessary and in the interest of public safety and justice, to take proactive measures to slow the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of litigants, counsel, Court staff, grand jurors, petit jurors, witnesses, and the public by requiring all unvaccinated persons who enter any courthouse within the Northern District of Florida to practice social distancing measures and to wear cloth face masks or other face coverings that cover the person’s nose and mouth while in any public or common area within the facility.

Per Administrative Order, to protect the health and safety of all occupants, all unvaccinated persons who enter any courthouse within the Northern District of Florida are required to practice social distancing measures and to wear cloth face masks or other face coverings that cover the person’s nose and mouth while in any public or common area within the facility. All entrances and exits, hallways, lobbies, restrooms, elevators, stairwells, jury assembly rooms or other locations used to process prospective jurors, clerk’s office intake areas, and other similar areas accessible to the public are considered public or common areas covered by this Order. Those unvaccinated individuals with a medical condition that precludes them from wearing a face mask and children under the age of two (2) are exempt from the requirement to wear face masks in common or public areas.

Staff in the Clerk’s Office are directed to telework and are available by telephone or email.

Naturalization Ceremonies Suspended

All naturalization ceremonies in the Northern District of Florida are suspended through June 30th, 2021. Questions regarding naturalization should be directed to USCIS at 800-375-5283.

Courthouse Contact Information

Use the links below to find contact information for District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation, and other agencies in each courthouse location.