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Sunday, January 16, 2022

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Hon. Marco A. Hernández, Chief Judge

Melissa Aubin, Clerk of Court

Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Court Operations

The United States District Court for the District of Oregon continues to closely monitor the national response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and follows guidance provided by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Court operations within the District of Oregon are currently governed by Standing Order 2021-17. Any future changes or updates will be posted on this website and communicated as appropriate.

This notice applies to operations at each Division of the District Court:

The Clerk’s Office intake counters are open to the public.

Clerk’s Office staff are also available to assist by phone. The District Clerk's Office in the Portland, Eugene, and Medford courthouses do not accept cash payments. Filings will continue to be accepted electronically, by mail, and by deposit in drop boxes located in the lobbies of the Portland, Eugene, and Medford courthouses. No person may pay a fee by leaving the payment in any of the Court's drop boxes, however. Fees paid by check or money order may be delivered via U.S. mail, or in person at one of the Court's public intake counters. Registered users of CM/ECF and persons applying to practice before this Court may pay fees using a credit card via Pay.gov.

If you received a notice to appear for a CVB Violation, please refer to CVB Information and Proceeding Schedules for CVB procedures effective during the pandemic.

If you are an attorney, litigant, or juror required to appear in court, or a public visitor, and you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms; have a fever or are coughing or sneezing; have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, or health agency; or have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with, COVID-19; please do not come to Court. Instead, please do the following:

  • If you are a litigant represented by an attorney, please contact your attorney;
  • If you are an attorney or a pro se party scheduled to appear in court before a judge, please call the courtroom deputy assigned to the presiding judge, who is listed here;
  • If you received a notice to appear for jury service or currently serve as a juror, please contact the Jury Office of the Division where you were requested to appear;
  • For District Court matters, please contact the District Clerk’s Office in the appropriate Division.

If you are scheduled for a Naturalization Ceremony, please contact Citizenship and Immigration Services as indicated in the USCIS notice of appointment.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Court is scheduling some hearings by videoteleconference and teleconference. Members of the public who would like to attend a remote proceeding by telephone may call the District Clerk’s Office in the appropriate Division for information about how to dial in. Local Civil Procedure Rule 83-13 prohibits recording proceedings conducted remotely by teleconference, videoconference, or by any other means of electronic communication.

Visitors to the U.S. Courthouses in the District of Oregon are required to wear a mask unless a medical condition prevents them from doing so.

Until further notice, the Court will not host continuing legal education programs.