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November 23, 2020

Court of Appeals of Virginia Issues Fourth COVID-19 Order

On November 23, 2020, the Court of Appeals of Virginia issued a Fourth Order extending its August 31, 2020 Third Order until at least April 30, 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Court of Appeals of Virginia stated in the Order that the measures previously set out in its August 31, 2020 Order will remain in place, with modifications to one provision:

"All persons age five or over entering the Court's clerk's office must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth. Individuals without a face mask will not be permitted to enter the clerk's office except for those who cannot safely wear a face mask because of a health-related condition or a disability. In the instance where a face mask cannot be worn, special arrangements will be made for access to the clerk's office. Parties entering the clerk's office will be provided with disposable gloves and hand sanitizer. Upon prior request, a mask will also be provided."

The Court's full Order may be found here.

A continuously updated record of judicial announcements and protocols regarding COVID-19 for courts across the Commonwealth may be found here.

Updated: Nov 23, 2020