New COVID-19 Restrictions on U.S. District Court in the Western District of Kentucky

Most Federal Cases throughout Western Kentucky Postponed until after May 1, 2020.

On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky issued General Order No. 20-03 which generally continues most criminal hearings until after May 1, 2020. This applies in a federal civil and criminal proceedings throughout western Kentucky, including the U.S. Magistrate Court on Fort Campbell, KY in which we regularly appear.

New Restrictions on Courthouse Visitors

In response to the growing pandemic, the following persons are now prohibited from entering any federal courthouse in the Western District of Kentucky, including the United States Magistrate Court on Fort Campbell, KY:

  • Any person who has been in China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, or Europe within 14 days prior to the date of entry of this General Order or the date on which such person is seeking entry to the Courthouse.
  • Any person who resides or has been in contact with someone who has been in one of the countries listed above within the past 14 days.
  • Any person who has been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, health agency; or other healthcare provider.
  • Any person who has been diagnosed with or has had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Any person experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

To implement these restrictions, the U.S. Marshals Service will be screening all courthouse visitors until further notice.

Questions or Concerns? Contact Us Today!

Our experienced attorneys routinely handle matters before the U.S. Magistrate Court on Fort Campbell, KY and can answer any questions you might have about how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect your case. Contact us today by calling (931) 398-5308.

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