United States District Court
Standing Orders Regarding COVID-19
Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Fifth Amended 10/9/20 Reauthorization fo Video and Teleconferencing Hearings in Criminal Cases Under the Cares Act First Amended 9/28/2020Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Fourth Amended 9/16/2020Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19: Postponement of Resumption of Criminal Trials Until August 31, 2020 7/10/2020Reauthorization of Video and Teleconference Hearings in Criminal Cases Under the Cares Act 6/26/2020 Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia 6/10/2020Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19: Phase I Reopening 6/8/2020Western District of Virginia Re-Opening Guidelines 6/4/2020Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Second Amended 5/20/2020Public Access to Remote Judicial Proceedings; Confidentiality of Pretrial Services Report 5/1/2020Procedure for Secure Review of Presentence Report by Defense Counsel with Detained Defendants During COVID-19 Pandemic 4/24/2020Compassionate Release Cases Due to COVID-19 4/24/2020Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID 19 Amended #2 4/16/2020Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 3161 4/8/2020Temporary Closure of Clerk's Office Public Counters 3/30/2020Interim CJA Vouchers During COVID-19 3/30/2019Video Teleconferencing For Criminal Proceedings Under Cares Act 3/30/2020Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Amended 3/24/2020Restrictions on Visitors to Poff Federal Building 3/18/2020Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia 3/16/2020Restrictions on Visitors to Courthouses 3/13/2020
Western District of Virginia Re-Opening GuidelinesPreparing to Participate in a Zoom Video ConferenceFace Coverings in Federal Poff Building
Consent to Proceed by Video ConferenceConsent to Proceed by Video Conference Spanish Waiver of Right to be Present at Criminal Proceeding
Due to the health threats posed by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, naturalization ceremonies are postponed in all divisions until September 30, 2020.
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Hearings that are held via video conference or teleconference can be attended telephonically using the information below.
The general prohibition on photography, sound, and video broadcasting or recording of any civil or criminal proceeding still applies (see W.D. Va. Loc. R. 5).
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