Face Mask Order Effective Monday, July 13, 2020
In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations of federal and state authorities with respect to the use of face coverings, and under the constitutional, statutory, and inherent authority of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Court no further orders the mandatory use of face coverings as follows
1) Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all persons who, for the purpose of conducting court-related business, enter a courthouse or other building in which court facilities are located shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth. The face covering shall be worn at all times while inside the building.
2) Children aged twelve (12) years or less are not required to wear a face covering. Parents or caregivers shall supervise the use of face coverings by children to avoid misuse.
3) Persons who have trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or who have another bona fide medical or health-related reason are not required to wear a face covering.
4) Face coverings are not required in situations in which a face covering poses a safety or security risk.
The requirements of this order are in addition to those of any applicable executive orders issued by the governor or authorized local officials. This order applies statewide to all courts and court clerks offices except administrative courts within the Executive Branch and federal courts and federal court clerks offices located in Tennessee.
Under the terms of this order, the courts of Tennessee remain open, consistent with the Judicial Branches or obligation to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. Judges should work with local law enforcement and other county officials to ensure that, to the extent possible, courthouses remain accessible to carry out essential constitutional functions and time-sensitive proceedings.
This order shall be effective on Monday, July 13, 2020, and shall remain in effect until further order of the Court.
It is so ORDERED.
Please find a media release detailing new efiling and credit card payments being made available for Juvenile Court clients by the Clerk’s Office. Juvenile Court Media Release
Criminal Court Update - 6/16/20
Division IX Preferences Amended - 6/2/20
ALL Courts Reopening Plan - 5/28/20
General Sessions Contact Info
Clerk’s Civil Office: 901-222-3400
Civil Court Judges Office: 901-222-3447 or 901-222-3414
General Sessions Criminal Court Order - 4/30/20
Update from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland - 4/22/20
General Sessions Guidelines - 4/22/20
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s order shutting down non-essential businesses. Under the order, essential businesses include “professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities.”
Register of Deeds Office Has Reopened.
Shelby County Law Library reopened June 15.
Bankruptcy Court’s orders suspending in-person hearings and excusing debtors from attending in-person meetings of creditors.
In light of recent developments, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee has extended and modified its March 12th Administrative Order No. 2020-11 as follows:
To read the full text of the order, click here.
Circuit Court Guidance for Common Situations
All in-court matters are suspended in compliance with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Order. Regarding other common situations, the following apply:
Coronavirus Screening for Attorneys Entering Jail
Attorneys seeking to enter the Shelby County Jail to talk to clients will have to answer a series of questions. You will not be allowed to the enter the jail if:
• You have had close contact with anyone known to have traveled from Wuhan, Japan, India, Iran or Italy within the past 14 days.
• You, or anyone with whom you have had close contact, have been exposed to or quarantined for coronavirus.
• You have fever, cough, shortness of breath or systems of lower or upper respiratory illness.
1. Daily Affirmation
Inhale and silently repeat "I am safe."
Exhale and silently repeat "I am well".
Repeat affirmation while taking slow deep breaths.
2. Box Breathing (also called Square Breathing or 4x4 Breath)
3. Loving Kindness Meditation
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be filled with loving kindness.
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be well.
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be peaceful and at ease.
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be happy.
May I be filled with loving kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.
May the World be filled with loving kindness.
May the World be well.
May the World be peaceful and at ease.
May the World be happy.
Cash Impacts of the CARES Act Through SBA Loans and Tax Law Changes
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law March 27 which includes a significant number of tax and other provisions designed to support businesses and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Join DHG for an informative webinar to learn the cash flow impacts of the CARES Act through SBA loans and tax law changes.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Join DHG as we discuss the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was passed into law the evening of March 18th. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides food assistance support, virus test funding, Emergency Paid Sick Leave, expansion of Emergency Family and Medical Leave, tax credits for paid Sick and paid Family and Medical Leave and Unemployment Insurance stabilization.
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