SD Miss Bankr: Status of U.S. Bankruptcy Court Operations – Southern District of Mississippi

Although the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi continues to operate under a normal schedule for hearings, please carefully read the attached Special Order entered this afternoon (Friday) by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

There are two key requirements for attorneys or other parties with business before the Bankruptcy Court at a federal courthouse in the Southern District:

  1. Attorneys are now required to perform a screening (per a checklist in the Special Order) for COVID-19 risk factors related to themselves and any individuals that accompany attorneys at the courthouse.  If an attorney identifies a risk factor, the attorney is required to notify chambers (or the Trustee for Meetings of Creditors) at least 24 hours before the scheduled proceeding (or Meeting of Creditors).

  2. The United States Marshal Service will begin screening all courthouse visitors for risk factors identified in the order. 


Danny L. Miller
Clerk of Court