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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Response to COVID-19

 

Policy on Use of Face Masks

Courthouse Entry.  All visitors to all Western District Courthouses over two years of age shall wear a face covering or mask at all times within all public areas of any Courthouse located in a county with High COVID-19 Community Levels, regardless of their vaccination status.  In addition, all persons who have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 shall wear a face covering or mask regardless of the COVID-19 Community Levels and in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations for the use of face masks following exposure.  Those with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed case of COVID-19 shall not enter any Courthouse within the Western District.

Courtroom Entry.  The use of facemasks in Western District Courtrooms shall be subject to the discretion of each presiding judge. 

Public Entry Hours.  All courthouses within the Western District will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. local time.

Clerk’s Hours of Operation.  The Clerk’s office will be open to walk-in customers from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., local time, each day. 

 

Email Filing Available for Self-Represented Litigants

Self-represented litigants may file documents by mail, in the drop boxes located outside the Courthouses, or via email as set forth in General Order 20-04.  Self-represented litigants may also eligible to register to receive notification by email when documents are filed in their case.

Payments

Payments to the Court can continue to be made via mail, phone or online at tinyurl.com/kywdpayment.

Pro Hac Motions

Motions for pro hac vice admission that the filer is unable to file electronically can be either mailed or deposited in one of the drop boxes outside the Courthouses.  You must request E-Filing privileges by going to www.pacer.gov.  E-filing privileges will NOT be granted until your admission has been approved by the Court. Civil actions that are sought to be filed under seal (e.g., complaints filed pursuant to the False Claims Act) may be submitted by email to KYWDml_Intake_sealed@kywd.uscourts.gov

Please contact the U.S. District Court Clerk’s office at (502) 625-3500 with any questions.

GENERAL ORDERS

General Order 22-03 Re: EIGHTH EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION TO USE VIDEO AND TELEPHONE CONFERENCING FOR CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE CARES ACT

General Order 22-02 Re: SEVENTH EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION TO USE VIDEO AND TELEPHONE CONFERENCING FOR CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE CARES ACT

General Order 21-17 Re: SIXTH EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION TO USE VIDEO AND TELEPHONE CONFERENCING FOR CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE CARES ACT

General Order 21-16 Re: Twelth Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related To COVID-19

General Order 21-11 Re: Tenth Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related To COVID-19

General Order 21-09 Re: Fourt Extension of the Authorization to Use Video and Telephone Conferencing for Criminal Proceedings Pursuant to the CARES Act

General Order 21-04 Re: Eight Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related to COVID-19

General Order 21-03 Re: Seventh Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related To COVID-19

General Order 20-28 Re: Third Extension of Authorization to Use Video and Telephone and Telephonic Conferencing For Criminal Proceedings Pursuant to the Cares Act.

General Order 20-25 Re: Sixth Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related To COVID-19

General Order 20-23 Re: Fifth Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related To COVID-19

General Order 20-21 Re: Fourth Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related To COVID-19 (Naturalization Ceremonies)

General Order 20-20 Re: Second Extention Of Authorization To Use Video And Telephone Conferencing For Criminal Proceedings Pursuant To The Cares Act

General Order 20-15 Re: Extension of Grand Jury Panels' Terms of Service

General Order 20-14 Re: Public Availability of Transcripts For Certain Criminal Case Proceedings

General Order 20-13 Re: Extension of Authorization to Use Video and Telephone and Telephonic Conferencing For Criminal Proceedings Pursuant to the Cares Act.

General Order 20-12 Re: Third Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operations Related To COVID-19 (Misdemeanor, Traffic, and Petty Offence Dockets)

General Order 20-11  Re: Second Supplemental Order Concerning Court Operatiions Relagted To COVID-19

General Order 20-10  Re: Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines for Administrative and Civil Judicial Asset Forfeiture Proceedings and Actions 5/4/20

General Order 20-09 Re: Supplemental General Order Concerning Court Operations Related to COVID-19, 4/17/20

General Order 20-08 Re: Court Operations Related to COVID-19, 4/1/20

General Order 20-05 Re: Criminal proceedings by Audio and video, 3/30/20

General Order 20-04 Re:  Filing by Pro Se Litigants, 3/25/20

General Order 20-03 Re:  Court Operations Related to COVID-19, 3/20/20

General Order 20-02 Re:  Court Operations Related to COVID-19, 3/13/20

Draft Transcripts of Recent Case Proceedings

Pursuant to General Order 20-14, the Clerk of the Court will post draft transcripts of all felony change of plea and sentencing proceedings that occur by remote means.