New Jersey Bankruptcy Court Closes Physical Locations Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 26, 2020. Martin Luther King and Frank R. Lautenberg Courthouses in Newark, New Jersey ordered closed due to COVID-19.

In response to COVID-19, the Chief Justice of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey, has ordered the physical locations of the Martin Luther King and Frank R. Lautenberg Courthouses in Newark, New Jersey, closed from March 26, 2020, until April 6, 2020.

The court will continue to conduct official business, and all hearings scheduled for the closed locations will take place telephonically. The order does not affect the Trenton and Camden locations.

The Court issued the order shortly after learning that several federal employees at the Martin Luther King and Frank R. Lautenberg Courthouses tested positive for coronavirus. No one other than cleaning staff can enter the building until April 6, 2020.

For more information, visit the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey webpage.

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