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COVID-19 and Court Operations Updates

Current mask guidelines in Kansas federal courthouses:  Effective March 7, 2022, face masks are optional in public areas of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouses. Masks in the courtroom and chambers are at the direction of the Judges. Follow the guidance posted on courthouse signage and provided by court security officers. 

For more information, see Safe Practices in the Courthouse below. 

  • Court hearings and dockets

    Regularly scheduled dockets and routine conferences and pretrials are currently conducted by telephone, unless otherwise notified.  Evidentiary hearings and trials are conducted in person, unless otherwise notified.  For details see the Telephone and Zoom guidlines on the Calendars & Dockets page.


  • Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

    The U.S. Trustee has announced that section 341 meetings will be conducted by telephone or video.  See U.S. Trustee Region 20 site for more information. 


  • Safe Practices in the Courthouse

    To help yourself and others be safe in Kansas federal courthouses during the COVID-19 pandemic:

    1.  Follow current mask guidelines

    2.  Advise court security officers before your security screening if:

    You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

    You have had the following symptoms in the last 48 hours: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting

    3.  Maintain social distance

    4.  Inform the Clerk's Office if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after your visit to the courthouse

    5.  Contact the Clerk's Office if you have questions or concerns about visiting the courthouse 


  • Pro Se Filers May Email Documents

    Pro Se Filers may submit documents to the Clerk's Office via one of the following email addresses: 

    Kansas City:



    Contact the Clerk's Office if you have questions.