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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Court Operations

The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention have officially declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. In response to the spread of COVID-19, President Trump declared a national emergency, and Governor Sununu declared a state of emergency.  The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) has recommended that organizations limit public gatherings.  The AO has also recommended that the courts conduct in-court hearings only when absolutely necessary and to have all or most court employees telework.

In order to protect the public health, and in order to reduce the size of public gatherings and unnecessary travel, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire is closed to the public until further notice.

Notwithstanding the fact that the Court is closed to the public, and consistent with Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 5001, the Court shall be deemed always open for the purpose of filing any pleading or other proper paper, issuing and returning process, and filing, making, or entering motions, orders and rules. Court staff will be teleworking during regular business hours and will be available to assist the public with case-related questions via telephone at 603-222-2600.

Participation in hearings will continue to be accomplished through telephonic means through December 31, 2020.  Questions about hearings should be directed to the Courtroom Deputy at 603-222-2644.

 

General Orders Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Date Order
09/14/2020 Eleventh General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
08/26/2020 Tenth General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
07/22/2020 Ninth General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
06/17/2020 Eighth General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
05/18/2020 Seventh General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
04/29/2020 Sixth General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
04/09/2020 Fifth General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
04/02/2020 Fourth General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
04/02/2020 Third General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
03/20/2020 Second General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19
03/16/2020 General Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances
Created by COVID-19

 

United States Trustee Notices Regarding Section 341 Meetings

For questions related to Section 341 meetings, please contact the United States Trustee or the Trustee listed on your 341 meeting notice.

Date Notice
03/17/2020 Notice from the United States Trustee Continuing All In-Person Section 341 Meetings
Through April 10, 2020
03/13/2020 Notice from the United States Trustee Regarding the Rescheduling of Section 341 Meetings
in the District of New Hampshire

 

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the following:

  • General Information provided by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).