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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Court Operations

Monday, January 10, 2022

The United States District Court for the District of Alaska will balance public health and safety with its duty to protect the litigants’ rights and carry out constitutional duties.  The Court will factor public health mandates and current conditions into its operational plans as it proceeds to restore judicial operations under the COVID-19 pandemic health conditions.  The Court will continuously monitor and reevaluate the local circumstances and consider input from advisory committee(s) in order to make adjustments appropriately as deemed necessary. 

The District of Alaska has put into place COVID-19 safety protocol in order to protect the health and safety of litigants, court personnel and the public.  Individual judges may also require additional safety protocol if a judge determines additional safety measures are warranted.  While the District of Alaska safety protocol do not presently require counsel and litigants appearing in court be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, judges may limit in person proceedings only to counsel and parties who are fully vaccinated.  In those cases the judge will issue an Order so informing the parties.  Unvaccinated counsel and parties may request virtual participation.  

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_20-22MGO_20-23MGO_20-24, MGO_20-26, MGO_20-27MGO_20-28, MGO_20-29, MGO_20-32MGO_20-34MGO_20-37 MGO_20-38MGO_20-39, MGO_20-40MGO_21-05, MGO_21-09MGO_21-10, MGO_21-12, MGO_21-13, MGO_21-14, MGO_21-15, MGO_21-16MGO_21-17MGO_21-18, MGO_21-19, MGO_21-22, MGO_21-24, MGO_21-25, MGO_22-01, MGO_22-02, MGO_22-03, MGO_22-04, MGO_22-05, MGO_22-06, MGO_22-07, MGO_22-08, MGO_22-10, MGO_22-11, MGO_22-12, MGO_22-13, MGO_22-14, and MGO_22-16.    We will continue to post updates to general court operations to this website.


Filings and Payments

The Courthouse is open to the public.  Staff are available by phone 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.