Delaware Courts are in Phase Two of the reopening plan as of June 15, 2020, allowing the public to return to court facilities. Learn more about the public reopening plan.

For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 – and for contact information for each court during this emergency – please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 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

04-14-2020 Judicial Emergency and closure of Delaware Court facilities to the public extended to May 14, 2020
03-30-2020 Statement from Delaware Family Court on posting bail during the COVID-19 emergency
03-22-2020 Statement from the Delaware Court of Common Pleas on scheduling and bail during the COVID-19 emergency
03-22-2020 Letter From Court Administration To All Court Employees
03-22-2020 Delaware Court facilities ordered closed to the public until April 15, 2020
Se ordena que todos los juzgados de Delaware permanezcan cerrados al público hasta abril 15, 2020

The Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order #3—Statewide Judiciary Restricted Operations and the Temporary Suspension of Statues of Limitations, Filing Deadlines and Notarization Requirements in All Courts
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
03-18-2020 Delaware Supreme Court announcement cancelling oral arguments through May 2020
03-16-2020 Letter from Court Administration to All Court Employees (March 15, 2020)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
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
03-14-2020 Delaware Justice of the Peace Court Press Release: Delaware Justice of the Peace Court issues new standing order to help limit the spread of COVID-19 virus
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
04-14-2020 The Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order No. 4—Extension of Judicial Emergency
03-16-2020 The Supreme Court has issued an Order Suspending Paper Copies
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
03-30-2020 Statement from Delaware Family Court on posting bail during the COVID-19 emergency
03-13-2020 Family Court has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures
Court of Common Pleas Orders
03-22-2020 Statement from the Delaware Court of Common Pleas on scheduling and bail during the COVID-19 emergency
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 Arms of the Court/Non-Judicial Agencies

05-11-2020 Board of Bar Examiners (BBE):
Delaware Bar exam postponed until September
03-25-2020 Court Interpreter Program:
The Court Interpreter Program will be rescheduling the April 2020 written exams.
03-24-2020 Board of Bar Examiners:
The Board of Bar Examiners issued a statement regarding the July 2020 Bar Examination.

Archived General Advisories

05-10-2020 Governor Carney suspends end-of-year evaluations for educators, professional development requirements and assessments due to the suspension of the school year caused by COVID-19— Governor Carney's Sixteenth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
View Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration and all subsequent modifications .
05-07-2020 Governor Carney reschedules Delaware's presidential primary for July 7— Governor Carney's Fifteenth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
04-30-2020 Governor Carney provides additional protections for Delaware renters during the COVID-19 pandemic, and extends the application deadline for Delaware's Senior School Property Tax Credit Program until June 1— Governor Carney's Fourteenth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
04-23-2020 Governor Carney removes restrictions on out-of-state health care workers to assist in COVID-19 response — Governor Carney's Twelfth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
04-15-2020 Governor Carney requires stricter measures in long-term care facilities to fight COVID-19 — Governor Carney's Eleventh Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
04-06-2020 Governor Carney shutters hotels, vacation rentals in Delaware — Governor Carney's Tenth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
04-01-2020 Governor Carney restricts gatherings, requires businesses to strictly comply with social distancing— Governor Carney's Ninth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
03-30-2020 Governor Carney limits recreation options for out-of-state visitors— Governor Carney's Eighth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
03-29-2020 Governor Carney orders out-of-state travelers to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days— Governor Carney's Seventh Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
03-25-2020 Governor Carney suspends residential foreclosures and evictions and moves the primary election date— Governor Carney's Sixth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
03-22-2020 Governor Carney Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Delawareans— Governor Carney's Fifth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
03-22-2020 Governor Carney Closes Non-essential Businesses— Governor Carney's Fourth Modification of the Declaration of A State of Emergency for the State of Delaware Due to a Public Health Threat
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
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.