You are here

Important Court Operations Information for COVID-19

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in South Dakota and bordering states, Chief Judge Lange has entered the following standing orders:

March 13, 2020 Standing Order 20-02 – Limited Access to Courthouses Under Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19/Coronavirus (Also see First Amended Standing Order 20-02)
March 17, 2020 Standing Order 20-03 – Changes to Court Operations Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (Also see First Amended Standing Order 20-03)
March 20, 2020 Standing Order 20-04 – Suspending the Policy for Signed Consents to Accompany Defense Motions to Continue Trials in Criminal Cases
March 31, 2020 Standing Order 20-05 – Video Conference Hearings in Cases Due to COVID-19 Response
April 8, 2020 First Amended Standing Order 20-03 – Changes to Court Operations Due Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
April 24, 2020 First Amended Standing Order 20-02 – Limited Access to Courthouses Under Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Virus
May 1, 2020 Standing Order 20-06 – Establishing a Procedure for Compassionate Release Motions Under the First Step Act
May 21, 2020 Standing Order 20-03 Second Amended – Changes to Court Operations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
May 22, 2020 Standing Order 20-07 – Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines for Administrative and Civil Forfeiture Proceedings
June 29, 2020 Renewed Standing Order 20-05 – Renewed Standing Order 20-05
Video Conference Hearings in Cases Due to COVID-19 Spread
July 21, 2020 Standing Order 20-03 ThirdAmended – Changes to Court Operations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
July 27, 2020 Standing Order 20-08 Western Division – In the Matter of Scheduling Jury Trials in the Western Division
For additional information on the impact of COVID-19 and district court operations, please see the following attorney newsletters:
March 18, 2020 Attorney Newsletter Special Edition
April 10, 2020 April 2020 Attorney Newsletter
May 8, 2020 May 2020 Attorney Newsletter