Public Notice

The United States District Court for the District of South Carolina continues to closely monitor the national response to the respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). We would like to assure the public that we are reviewing the recommended guidelines provided by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure our planning is based on the best available information from public health experts to ensure the safety and health of our visitors and staff.

For those required to appear in court or who are called as jurors:

In the event that you have traveled internationally, have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, or health agency, have been diagnosed with or have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, or you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, loss of taste or smell, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, please contact the court before appearing. The court will make reasonable accommodations and reschedule appearances and hearings as needed.

Please contine to check our website, www.scd.uscourts.gov, for updates as the situation may evolve.

UPDATED Sep 14, 2021: Please see further adjustments to court operations - Sixth Amended Order on Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing.

UPDATED Aug 4, 2021: Please see further adjustments to court operations - Second Amended Order Regarding the Use of Face Coverings and Masks due to COVID-19.

UPDATED June 17, 2021: Please see further adjustments to court operations - Fifth Amended Order Regarding Video Teleconferencing and Telephone Conferencing.

UPDATED June 4, 2021: Please see further adjustments to court operations - Sixth Amended Order Regarding Court Operations in Response to COVID-19..

UPDATED June 4, 2021: Please see further adjustments to court operations - Revocation of Order Regarding Interim CJA Process due to COVID-19 Response.

UPDATED June 4, 2021: Please see further adjustments to court operations - Second Amended Order Regarding Restrictions on Visitors to Courthouses due to Coronavirus.

UPDATED June 4, 2021: Please see further adjustments to court operations - Amended Order Regarding District Clerks Office Operations in Response to COVID-19.