District Court Suspends In-Court Hearings in Response to New COVID-19 Numbers
On Nov. 11, in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Maryland, the District Court announced a suspension of in-court hearings and proceedings effective November 16.
The Court will contact parties and counsel regarding any scheduled in-court proceedings; some may be transferred to virtual hearings while others will be postponed. Additionally, no members of the public may enter any U.S. Courthouse in the District of Maryland without prior permission from the Chief Judge or Clerk of the District Court. The public will be able to access the Court via drop boxes at the entrance of each Courthouse.
Restricted access and the suspension of in-court hearings shall remain in place for a minimum of two weeks. The Court will then review conditions to determine if they have sufficiently improved to support rescinding the November 11th order.