Coronavirus

United States District Court for the Western District of New York Issues New General Order Regarding Face Mask Requirements in the Courthouses

On March 1, 2022 Chief Judge Elizabeth Wolford signed General Order #155 supersedes General Order #149 regarding face mask requirements in the courthouses of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.  General Order #155 also orders that previously entered provisions of the following General Orders pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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NYS Courts Issue Mask Mandate for Attorneys and Members of the Public Who Enter the Courthouse

Effective August 13, 2021, per the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System, to ensure that judges and court employees, as well all courthouse visitors, are safe and protected in our courthouses to the maximum extent possible, we are once again requiring that all individuals wear a mask in all public …

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8th Judicial District Issues Revised Mask Policy For All Courts

The 8th JD has issued the below memo regarding its mask policy for those entering the courts. Note that there is a similar policy for Town and Village Justice Courts; however, orange, green, and white cards will not be issued in the Town and Village Justice Courts. Below the memo are links to the posters …

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