Courthouse Entry Protocols - UPDATED

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Please take note of updated Courthouse entry protocols pursuant to District Court Standing Order 2022-02 Updated COVID-19 Protocols Regarding Vaccination And Testing, Masking, And Social Distancing Of Visitors To Court Facilities And Criminal Defendants; Partial Recission of Standing Orders 2021-08 and 2022-01, entered on August 23, 2022, and effective immediately.  To review the full Standing Order 2022-02, click here.  

Vaccination and Testing - the requirement of visitors to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result as a condition of entry is rescinded.  

Masking - consistent with current CDC guidance, the wearing of appropriate masks is required indoors in public only in those Court facilities located in a county which has a current COVID-19 community level of “high”*.   A presiding judicial officer may, for any reason, direct that appropriate masks be worn or removed, by any or all persons, during in-Court proceedings before that judge and except as otherwise directed by a judicial officer, the wearing of appropriate masks will be permitted by any person, in any Court facility, at any time.  For updated mask guidance for each vicinage, please see the front page of our website.

Social Distancing - social distancing is no longer required in any Court facility.

*This District’s Court Security Committee will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions, including the COVID-19 community levels for the counties in this District, i.e., Camden, Essex and Mercer