News and information on actions Massachusetts state courts took to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
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Resource Court system response to COVID-19
|Organization:||Massachusetts Court System|
|Date published:||August 21, 2020|
|Last updated:||September 19, 2023|
COVID-19 and the Courts
While the federal and state COVID-19 public health emergencies expired on May 11, 2023, some orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic remain in effect. Those orders can be found on this page. All courts remain open for in-person business. Court operations, including the use of remote hearings, are governed by standing orders issued by individual court departments.
Contacting the court
You can contact the courts by phone.
Checking the status of your court case
You can find public case information on MassCourts.org. Please see how to search court dockets online and which types of cases are available to the public online for more information.
If you aren’t sure when your case will be heard or whether your case will be heard in person or virtually, please call your court. You can look up your court’s phone number using the Courthouse Locator.
How to pay court fees
For information on court fees, please see Court Filing Fees & Payment Information.
Jury trials and jury service
A law that provided certain eviction protections in non-payment of rent summary process cases expired on March 31, 2023. See St. 2020, c. 257, as amended by St. 2021, c. 20, as amended by St. 2022, c.42.