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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Court Operations

Thursday, July 9, 2020

District of Alaska COVID-19 Restoring Operations Plan

The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska continues to closely monitor the national, state, and local responses to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and is following guidance provided by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local health officials. Court operations within the District of Alaska are currently governed by the COVID-19 Recovering Operations Plan and the following Miscellaneous General Orders (MGO): MGO 20-11MGO 20-12, MGO 20-13, MGO 20-17, MGO 20-18MGO 20-19, MGO 20-20, MGO 20-21, MGO-22MGO-23, and MGO-24.  We will continue to post updates to general court operations to this website.

 

Standard COVID-19 Protocol for Appearing at the Courthouse

Civil hearings are postponed until after September 4, 2020 unless otherwise scheduled by the presiding judge, and most hearings will be held telephonically.

All jury trials are postponed until after September 4, 2020. Potential jurors will be notified when to report to the courthouse.  Please review documents below regarding service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grand Jury & Petit Jury Service During COVID-19

U.S. District Court COVID-19 Health Survey 

Filings and Payments

The Clerk’s Office windows are closed to the public. Staff are still available by phone during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Documents from pro se litigants and payments may be sent by postal mail or dropped off in drop boxes located in the United States Courthouses:

  • Anchorage: 222 W. 7th Avenue, Room 229, Anchorage, AK 99513
  • Fairbanks: 101 12th Avenue, Rm 332, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • Juneau: 709 W. 9th Street, Rm 979, Juneau, AK 99801

The court’s electronic filing system continues to be available 24/7 and may be used by anyone who has registered with the court.

Archival records requests are suspended as the Federal Records Center is currently closed.

All non-case related events scheduled to be held prior to July 6, 2020 in the District’s courthouses are postponed pending further order of the Court.