Maine Courts Response to COVID-19

Members of the public, regardless of vaccination status, must wear an approved face covering or mask while inside a courthouse or other Judicial Branch facility. Those who cannot enter as a result of this protocol should call 207-753-2999. See PPMO-SJC-1, revised on August 16, 2021.

During this public health emergency, courts and clerk's offices may close unexpectedly. Call the clerk's office or check the Court Alerts & Closings before traveling to a courthouse.

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Judicial Branch has taken steps to keep our employees and court visitors healthy and safe. We continue to monitor updates from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for ongoing guidance and direction regarding necessary precautions and action plans. Please consult this page for updates on the Judicial Branch's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Updates will be made as new information becomes available.

Post-Pandemic Management Order

The Judicial Branch issued Post-Pandemic Management Order PPMO-SJC-1 on June 1, 2021, (revised June 28, July 1, and August 16, 2021), rescinding a number of Pandemic Management Orders (PMOs) in light of the Governor's Executive Order 39 FY 20/21. However, PPMO-SJC-1 extends the use of some practices, processes, and procedures that have proven effective and efficient. The most recent revision of PPMO-SJC-1 reinstates the face covering requirement for all members of the public while inside a courthouse other Judicial Branch facility regardless of vaccination status. Read PPMO-SJC-1

See all Post-Pandemic Management Orders (PPMOs) and Pandemic Management Orders (PMOs) currently in effect.

Phased Management Plan

The Judicial Branch released the Final Addendum to the State of Maine Judicial Branch COVID-19 Phased Management Plan on June 1, 2021, discontinuing the Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the COVID-19 FAQs for answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Judicial Branch's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.


If you have questions about whether you should go to a courthouse call the clerk's office or

For general inquiries concerning the Judicial Branch's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, contact