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News & Announcements: 2021-05

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

May 19, 2021
Considering recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Louisiana, and the City of New Orleans, individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask to enter the Hale Boggs Federal Building or Courthouse; nor are fully vaccinated individuals required to distance 6 feet apart from other individuals while moving through the building. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final COVID-19 vaccine shot. View this PDF.
May 10, 2021
2021 USDC-EDLA Asian American Pacific Islander History Month Celebration: “The Asian American Experience: From Korematsu to Covid-19,” Thursday, May 27, 12:00-1:30 pm, via Zoom, 1.5 Hours of CLE Credit, No Registration Fee Dr. Karen Korematsu, N.O. City Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen, J.P. Deputy Parish Attorney David Ichiro Courcelle, and Dr. J. Bing Simpson will serve as panelists.  To register for the event, please send an email to  To view the event flyer, please click here.