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COVID-19 Information

For any questions or concerns related to the COVID-19 situation please contact the Clerk's Office at Pittsburgh (412)644-2700 or Erie (814)464-9740.

Standing Orders

Order Number Signed PDF Description
    Combined COVID-19 Pandemic Related Standing Orders
20-204 3/13/2020 Telephonic Appearance at Hearings is Mandatory
20-206 3/24/2020 Access to Court Facilities and Pro Se Filing Options During COVID-19 Outbreak
20-207 4/14/2020 Mandatory Electronic Filing of Declarations of Electronic Filing (Local Forms 1A and 1B) Using the Electronic Document Submission System (EDSS)
20-208 4/14/2020 Mandatory Electronic Filing of Claims Using CM/ECF or ePOC
20-209 4/14/2020 Original Signatures on Bankruptcy Petitions and Schedules
20-210 4/22/2020 Adoption of Revised Interim Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1020 Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Of 2020 (“the CARES Act”)
21-207 3/22/2021 Prohibition on Recording or Retransmission of Video or Telephonic Conferences and Hearings
21-212 8/18/2021 The Use of Face Masks in Bankruptcy Court Facilities

District Court Order (3/20/2020): Administrative Order - Inquiries To Those Seeking/Making Courthouse Access Relative To COVID-19 Matters

District Court Order (6/29/2021): Updated Administrative Order Concerning the Use of Face Masks/Coverings in the Public Areas of the District's Courthouses


Other Links and Information

Copywork Request

Electronic Document Submission System (EDSS)

Electronic Proof of Claim (ePOC) Information

Emergency Petition

Frequently Asked Questions (pending)

Telephonic Appearances During Covid-19 Pandemic

Notice to Pro Se Debtors: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, fees for Pro Se Debtors to use the CourtCall service have periodically been waived by CourtCall. CourtCall evaluates the status of its fee waiver policy on a month-by-month basis. Please contact CourtCall at (866) 582-6878 regarding the status of CourtCall fees for Pro Se filers. Finally, please see the assigned Judge’s Telephonic Procedures for more information regarding the use of CourtCall.