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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico is closely monitoring the national response and guidance on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We would like to assure the public that we are following all recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure the safety and health of our customers and staff. 

As such, all courthouse tours and other non-court related activity are cancelled for all locations until futher notice.  Court operations will continue as indicated below and are subject to change as the situation develops.  If there are changes or cancellations, the affected parties will be notified. 

To find out how to get public access to hearings, please see the District Court Streaming Services page.

Please refer to this page frequently as we will update it with the latest news.


Announcements, Notices and Orders

August 3, 2021:

In the Matter of Superseding Administrative Order 21-MC-04-42 (21-MC-04-44)   Supersedes 21-MC-04-42

June 29, 2021:

In the Matter of Superseding Administrative Order 21-MC-00004-17 (Effective on July 1, 2021) (21-MC-04-42)  Supersedes 21-MC-04-17

June 17, 2021:

In the Matter of Video and Teleconferences in Criminal Proceedings Under the CARES Act (Effective 6/24/21) (21-MC-04-25)  Supersedes 21-MC-04-12

In the Matter of Video and Teleconferences in Felony Guilty Plea Proceedings Before Magistrate Judges Under the CARES Act (Effective 6/24/21) (21-MC-04-26) Supersedes 21-MC-04-13

May 18, 2021:

In the Matter of Superseding Covid-19 Pandemic Related Administrative Orders, Memos, and Emails (21-MC-04-17)

March 22, 2021:

In the Matter of Video and Teleconferences in Criminal Proceedings Under the CARES Act (21-MC-04-12)

In the Matter of Video and Teleconferences in Felony Guilty Plea Proceedings Before Magistrate Judges Under the CARES Act (21-MC-04-13)

January 29, 2021:

In the Matter of Suspending Grand Jury Proceedings (21-MC-04-09)

January 15, 2021:

In the Matter of Suspending Grand Jury Proceedings (21-MC-04-05)

In the Matter of Superseding Administrative Order 20-MC-0004-49 (21-MC-04-04)

December 22, 2020:

In the Matter of Suspending Grand Jury Proceedings (20-MC-04-50)

In the Matter of Superseding Admin Order 20-MC-04-39 (20-MC-04-49)

December 21, 2020:

In the Matter of Video and Teleconferences in Felony Guilty Plea Proccedngs Before Magistrate Judges Under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-48)  Supersedes 20-MC-04-34

In the Matter of Video & Teleconferences in Criminal Proceedings under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-47)  Supersedes 20-MC-04-33

December 3, 2020:

In the Matter of Suspending Grand Jury Proceedings (20-MC-04-42)

November 19, 2020:

In the Matter of Superseding Administrative Order 20-MC-00004-27 (20-MC-04-39)

September 18, 2020:

In the Matter of Video & Teleconferences in Felony Guilty Plea Proceedings before Magistrate Judges under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-34)

In the Matter of Video & Teleconferences in Criminal Proceedings under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-33)

August 13, 2020:

In the Matter of Compassionate Release Procedures & Appointment of Counsel (20-MC-04-30)

July 21, 2020:

In the Matter of the Closure of the U.S. Courthouse in Las Cruces (20-MC-04-29)

July 20, 2020:

In the Matter of the Closure of the U.S. Courthouse in Las Cruces (20-MC-04-28)

July 2, 2020:

In the Matter of Supplementing Admin Order 20-MC-04-17 & Superseding Supplemental Admin Order 20-MC-04-19 (20-MC-04-27)

June 26, 2020:

In the Matter of Video & Teleconferences in Felony Guilty Plea Proceedings before Magistrate Judges under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-26)

In the Matter of Video & Teleconferences in Criminal Proceedings under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-25)

June 10, 2020:

USA v. Ayudando Alpha Inc. et al Hearing (Press Release)

June 9, 2020:

In the Matter of Providing Lunches to Sitting Grand and Petit Juries During the COVID-19 Pandemic (20-MC-04-22)

May 19, 2020:

Supplementing Administrative Order 20-MC-04-17 (20-MC-04-19); COVID-19 Temporary Administrative Procedures Manual updated

April 27, 2020:

In the Matter of Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 (Updated) (20-MC-04-17)  Supersedes 20-MC-04-15

April 17, 2020:

In the Matter of the Closure of the Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse (20-MC-04-16)

April 16, 2020:

Temporary Closure of Pete V. Domenici Courthouse (Press Release)

April 2, 2020:

COVID-19 Temporary Administrative Procedures Manual

April 1, 2020:

In the Matter of Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 (20-MC-04-15)

Community Support for COVID-19 (News & Announcement)

March 31, 2020:

In the Matter of Video & Teleconferences in Felony Guilty Plea Proceedings Before Magistrate Judges Under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-14)

Standing Order: In the Matter of the Referral of Felony Guilty Pleas to Magistrate Judges in All Felony Cases (20-MC-04-13)

March 30, 2020:

In the Matter of Video & Teleconferences in Criminal Proceedings Under the CARES Act (20-MC-04-12)

March 18, 2020:

In the Matter of Release of Pretrial Services Bond Report to Parties in Criminal Cases (20-MC-04-10)

March 17, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Cancellations

March 13, 2020

In the Matter of Court Operations in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak (20-MC-04-9)

In the Matter of Safety Measures in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak (20-MC-04-8)

Response to Coronavirus (Press Release)