The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Delaware Court facilities ordered closed to the public until April 15, 2020. Read more...

For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 please visit this page.

The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Archived Files


For the latest news, orders, and information on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its affect on the daily operation of the Delaware Court system, please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) web page.

Archived Statements and Press Releases

03-20-2020 Follow up on precautionary closure of Georgetown Family Court Courthouse—Employee found not to have COVID-19 Update
Sussex County Family Court Courthouse closed for decontamination as precautionary measure—A court employee fell ill with suspected COVID-19 symptoms
03-15-2020 Superior Court has Suspended Jury Trials until April 15, 2020 in a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
03-14-2020 Supreme Court Press Release: Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Declares Judicial Emergency: Emergency order keeps courts open but allows flexibility in scheduling and suspends speedy trial guidelines
03-12-2020 Declaration of a State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
03-12-2020 Letter from Court Administration to All Court Employees
03-06-2020 The Administrative Office of the Courts has issued a Statement on the Delaware Judiciary’s response to Covid-19 PDF opens in new window

Archived Orders

Supreme Court Orders
03-09-2020 The Delaware Supreme Court has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Court of Chancery Orders
03-06-2020 The Court of Chancery has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Superior Court Orders
03-12-2020 Superior Court has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
03-09-2020 Superior Court has issued a NOTICE TO PERSONS SUMMONED FOR JURY SERVICE.
If you are experiencing symptoms of the flu or the COVID-19 virus, or you have been exposed to someone known to have the flu or COVID-19 virus, please call jury services and they will reschedule you.
Family Court Orders
03-13-2020 Family Court has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Court of Common Pleas Orders
03-12-2020 Court of Common Pleas has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Justice of the Peace Court Orders
03-13-2020 Justice of the Peace Court has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

Archived General Advisories

03-18-2020 Governor Carney's Second Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat New
03-16-2020 Governor Carney's Revised Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
03-11-2020 The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has issued a MEDIA ADVISORY: Division of Public Health Announces First Presumptive Positive Case of Coronavirus in Delaware Resident
For the latest information on the Covid-19 please visit the State of Delaware's informational website on Covid-19 at: de.gov/coronavirus. If you have any questions you can contact the State’s Department of Public Health Coronavirus call center by phone at 1-866-408-1899 or by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.