The Walter H. Rice Courthouse in Dayton and two other federal courthouses in the Southern District of Ohio will be closed to the public for 14 days beginning Monday, March 23, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The general order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio was borne out of the risk of exposure for the employees in each federal courthouse in the southern district, and in an effort to protect the safety and health of those entering those facilities.
The other locations in the southern district are the Joseph P. Kinneary Courthouse in Columbus and the Potter Stewart Courthouse in Cincinnati.
Attorneys and pro se parties may continue to file documents with the court electronically or in paper by using the court's drop boxes at or near the entrances to the courthouses.
For all other matters or questions, contact the clerk’s office at (614) 719-3000 in Columbus, (513) 564-7500 in Cincinnati or (937) 512-1400 in Dayton.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio encompasses 48 urban and rural counties.
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