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Orders and Information Regarding COVID-19

The following documents relate to operations in the courts of the Southern District of West Virginia in order to protect the health and well-being of court employees, litigants, witnesses, jurors, attorneys, and the general public.

  • Continuing jury matters March 13 - 27, 2020
    GENERAL ORDER
  • Courthouse Access Restrictions
    GENERAL ORDER #2
  • Court Operations March 23, 2020
    GENERAL ORDER #3
  • General Order Regarding Petty Offense Matters
    GENERAL ORDER REGARDING PETTY OFFENSE MATTERS
  • Videoconferencing For Criminal Proceedings Under The Cares Act In Light Of The National Emergency Created By The COVID-19 Pandemic
    (Extended for 90 days on June 25, 2020)
    (Extended until Dec. 20, 2020 on September 21, 2020)
    (Extended for 90 days on December 18, 2020)

    (Extended for 90 days on March 17, 2021)
    GENERAL ORDER #4
  • General Order extending limitations on jury matters and in-person court appearances through May 31, 2020
    GENERAL ORDER #5
  • General Order petit jury selections and trials through June 30, 2020 CONTINUED
    GENERAL ORDER #6
  • General Order allowing petit and grand jury meetings to resume on July 1; courthouses open to the general public with entry restrictions
    GENERAL ORDER #7
  • General Order allowing courthouse open to the general public with entry restrictions (07/01/2020)
    HUNTINGTON GENERAL ORDER
  • General Order requiring face coverings or masks in courthouses in the Southern District of West Virginia (07/24/2020)
    GENERAL ORDER #8
  • General Order continuing jury matters until further notice (09/18/2020)
    GENERAL ORDER #9
  • General Order continuing jury matters until further notice (12/04/2020)
    GENERAL ORDER #10
  • General Order announcing a return to jury trials beginning on May 3, 2021
    GENERAL ORDER #11