By Standing Order entered by Chief District Judge Leonard P. Stark on September 1, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced its plan to transition into Phase 2 of its Re-Opening Guidelines on September 15, 2020, subject to conditions with respect to the coronavirus  in Delaware and the surrounding region.  A few significant matters contained in the Order are as follows: (1) all civil and criminal jury selections and jury trials scheduled to begin before September 15, 2020 are continued pending further Order of the Court; (2) The Court will continue to operate under Phase 1 of the District’s Re-Opening Guidelines through September 14, 2020; (3) Phase 2 of the District’s Re-Opening Guidelines permits the Court to resume conducting jury trials, at the direction of the presiding judge in each individual case, subject to constraints imposed by limited resources and building space.  The Court anticipates that, at least in the initial stages of Phase 2, it will conduct no more than one jury trial at a time and will give priority to criminal trials.

A copy of the Court’s Standing Order is attached.