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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Bankruptcy Court is closely monitoring and following recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials, and preparedness guidelines from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Please note that if you have traveled to China, Italy, Iran, or South Korea within the last 14 days, reside or have had close contact with someone who has traveled to one of the above areas within the last 14 days, have been asked to self-quarantine by any hospital or health agency, or have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you must inform the Court Security Officers upon entering any of the federal courthouses within the District of Minnesota and will be restricted from entering the building. If you are so affected and are an attorney scheduled to appear before the Bankruptcy Court or to represent your client at a meeting of creditors in the near future, you must notify the court or the United States Trustee’s Office so appropriate safeguard measures can be taken. In the case of hearings before the court, you may request the presiding judge’s permission to appear by telephone.

This requirement also applies to your clients in connection with their attendance at meetings of creditors, hearings and trials, and to any witnesses in hearings or trials, and you are asked to advise those individuals accordingly.

These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Publication Date: 
March 11, 2020