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Important Information about HoCoSAO due to COVID-19 as of  3/30/22


Chief Judge Joseph M. Getty, Court of Appeals of Maryland, issued administrative orders announcing the lifting of the COVID-19 Health Emergency throughout the Maryland Judiciary. The main order, Lifting the COVID-19 Health Emergency as to the Maryland Judiciary, concludes the Judicial Branch’s COVID-19 emergency period and exits the five-phased resumption of operations plan effective April 4, 2022.

“This is the final step in resuming complete Judicial operations, but we recognize that we still have more work to do,” said Chief Judge Getty. “We would not be in this position without the collaboration and commitment of our current and previous leadership. Our progressive five-phased operations plan proved to be a success and kept the Maryland Judiciary operational during the some of the most challenging times in our history. I am confident the Judiciary is coming out of this pandemic with the experience of implementing innovative technologies to improve access to justice for citizens throughout the State.”

Chief Judge Getty issued a total of five new administrative orders, which rescind previous orders of similar titles. All five new administrative orders can be found on the Maryland Judiciary’s website at mdcourts.gov/coronavirusorders.

Visit the local court page for the latest information on hours of operation BEFORE arriving to court.

Please note: If you have any questions or concerns, please call our main line at 410-313-2108.

For more info, please go to:
https://mdcourts.gov/coronavirusupdate

The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office has resumed its normal operating hours and can be contacted during normal business hours during this time:

For Howard County District Court – inquiries regarding serious traffic and criminal cases, bail reviews and current limited court hearings, or to speak to the attorney on duty:

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(410) 480-7700

For Howard County Circuit Court – inquiries regarding cases and current limited court hearings, or to speak to the attorney on duty:

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(410) 313-2108

Our Victim/Witness Assistance Unit remains available to address any questions and concerns you might have during this time.

Howard County SAO Victim/Witness Assistance Unit
410-313-3153
kvasco@howardcountymd.gov

For all other inquiries, please send an email to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office at:

sao@howardcountymd.gov

We will continue to keep you abreast of the latest updates via our website and social media pages. If you need to reach anyone in our office, please call the number listed below or send us an email. We will respond promptly.

Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office Information:
https://howardcountysao.org/
410-313-2108
sao@howardcountymd.gov


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