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COVID-19 Information and Updates

Iowa Judicial Branch COVID-19 Information and Updates

The following preparedness information is provided in response to the threat of the coronavirus. Our objectives through this communication are to keep courts open to the fullest possible extent while protecting public safety by mitigating the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19.

Updates

June 1, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

May 26, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

May 18, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

May 11, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations 

May 4, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

April 27, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

April 20, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

April 13, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

April 6, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

March 30, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

March 23, 2020, Updated Summary of the Modifications to Court Procedures and Judicial Branch Operations

Chief Justice Christensen's Statement to Iowans Regarding COVID-19 via videoconference at Governor Reynold's March 27, 2020, statewide COVID-19 response update press conference.

Orders

In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On Court Services (May 22, 2020)

CARES Act Landlord Verification Form (May 22, 2020)

Landlord Form Instructions (May 22, 2020)

In the Matter of Prioritization of Cases and Duties (May 22, 2020)

In the Matter of Resuming Family Law Trials Postponed by Coronavirus/COVID-19 (May 22, 2020)

Order: In the Matter of Resuming Jury Trials Postponed by Coronavirus/COVID-19 (May 6, 2020)

Order: In the Matter of the Administration of the July 2020 Iowa Bar Exam (May 6, 2020)

In the Matter of Ongoing Provisions For Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact On Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Youth and Families (April 6, 2020) (Spanish Translation)*

*The Iowa Judicial Branch is pleased to provide this translation of its supervisory order of April, 6, 2020.  The translation has been prepared by a certified interpreter and we believe it to be accurate.  However, in the event of any discrepancy, please refer to the supervisory order itself.

News Releases

Supreme Court orders new timeline to safely resume in person court  proceedings (May 22, 2020)

Supreme court applauds legal hotline, encourages Iowa lawyers to volunteer (April 17, 2020)

Judicial branch offers multiple options for paying court fines and fees during the coronavirus pandemic (March 26, 2020)

For the Public

COVID-19 Legal Hotline

All Iowa Judicial Branch Clerk of Court offices remain open (March 16, 2020)

Iowa Court of Appeals

For Judicial Branch Employees

Iowa Judicial Branch Employee Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (Updated May 7, 2020)

Helpful Links

State of Iowa COVID-19 Information 

Iowa Department of Public Health Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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