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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 01/25/2023
Due to continued repairs associated with burst sprinkler pipes, the Newport News Division Courthouse will remain closed until possibly mid-February (the Court previously announced an expected reopening on January 30, 2023).  Although the Newport...
Fri, 01/20/2023
In response to the latest CDC community levels, masks will be optional in all Divisions effective Monday, January 23, 2023.  The Court's Division-specific Mask Policy may be reviewed...
Wed, 01/18/2023
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia adopts new Local Criminal Rule 32 and amendments to Local Civil Rule 83.1 and Local Criminal Rule 57.4 after a period of public comment.   The Rules are adopted as previously...
Fri, 01/13/2023
The Federal Courthouses in the Eastern District of Virginia are closed Monday, January 16, 2023, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the following masking changes occur: Alexandria:  Masks are required...
Fri, 01/06/2023
Due to continued repairs associated with burst sprinkler pipes, the Newport News Division Courthouse will remain closed January 6-27, 2023.  Although the Newport News Courthouse will remain closed through Friday, January 27, the United States...
Fri, 01/06/2023
The CDC has elevated the City of Richmond to the “high” category for COVID-19 community levels.  Pursuant to the Eastern District of Virginia's current Masking Order, when a...
Thu, 12/29/2022
Due to continued problems resulting from burst sprinkler pipes, the Newport News Division Courthouse will remain closed January 3-6, 2023.  Although the Newport News Courthouse will remain closed through Friday, January 6, the United States District...
Mon, 12/26/2022
Please be advised that the Newport News Division Courthouse will be closed this week due to burst sprinkler pipes that led to flooding throughout the first and second floors of the building this past Sunday, December 25.  Although the Newport News...
Mon, 12/19/2022
Notice of Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Robert J. Krask at Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia, is due to expire on September 1, 2023.  The United States District Court is...

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