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Effective July 29, 2021 and until further notice, at each Northern District of California courthouse, all jurors, attorneys, court staff, and other courthouse visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks within public or common areas of courthouse property.  This includes courthouse lobbies, jury assembly rooms, intake counters, courthouse hallways, and all other public or common areas within the courthouse.  

Mask and physical distancing requirements for individual courtrooms will continue to be determined by the assigned judge.

Until further notice, the intake counters and public terminals at each divisional courthouse will be open Monday – Friday, from 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Drop boxes will remain available while public counters are open.  The San Francisco courthouse dropbox has been relocated to the 16th Floor.

Questions may be directed to the following phone numbers: San Francisco Courthouse: (415) 522-2000; Oakland Courthouse: (510) 637-3530; San Jose Courthouse: (408) 535-5363; or McKinleyville Courthouse: (707) 445-3612.  Questions about under-seal criminal filings, payments, or deliveries should be directed to (415) 522-2000.  Questions regarding electronic filing/PACER may be directed to ECFHELPDESK@cand.uscourts.gov. Media inquiries may be directed to media@cand.uscourts.gov

For updated information on Santa Rita Jail, please visit alamedacountysheriff.org/about-us/covid-19-stats.

See General Order 78: In re Update on Court Proceedings and Operations Following State of California Reopening.