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.
These orders are the most recent COVID-19 related orders. If you are looking for previous orders, click here to view the archived orders.
In the Matter of Access to Justice in Counties Impacted by Natural Disaster (August 19, 2020)
Extends deadline to August 25, 2020, for Clinton, Linn, Marshall, and Poweshiek counties.
In the Matter of Access to Justice in Counties Impacted by Natural Disaster (August 17, 2020)
Add Cass and Guthrie to the counties covered by the August 13, 2020 order
In the Matter of Access to Justice in Counties Impacted by Natural Disaster (August 14, 2020)
Adds Audubon and Madison to the counties covered by the August 13, 2020 order
In the Matter of Access to Justice in Counties Impacted by Natural Disaster (August 13, 2020)
Extends court filing deadlines in counties declared disaster areas after the catastrophic "derecho" windstorm.
In the Matter of Resuming Jury Trials During COVID-19 (July 22, 2020)
In the Matter of Case Prioritization of Cases and Duties (July 9, 2020)
Family Law Mediation Report Form (July 9, 2020)
Utilizing GoToMeeting and Zoom
As the judicial branch navigates the reopening of courthouses across the state, continuing to utilize video conferencing for applicable meetings is encouraged. Below you will find links and information on how to use GoToMeeting and Zoom, two free video conferencing services.
Resources for Self-Represented Litigants
Jumpstart Family Law Trials Task Force Report (June 26, 2020)
COVID-19 FAQs (September 22, 2020)