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Court of Appeals Emergency Response Test March 11

The Court of Appeals of Georgia will test its Continuity of Operations/Emergency Response Plan on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. As a proactive response to concerns about the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Court has updated its emergency plan so it can conduct business as usual with only a few employees working on-site at the courthouse.  The rest of the Court’s administrative staff has been set up to work from home.

This dry run will help prepare the Court for continuity of court operations should an emergency arise and should not affect anyone with business before the Court. The Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, as always, and eFast, the Court’s electronic filing system, remains available 24/7.  

“The Court of Appeals will continue to serve the citizens of Georgia to the best of our ability, while following the advice of health care professionals,” said Chief Judge Christopher J. McFadden, “We have been monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take appropriate steps to preserve the health of our staff and of the public,” he said.

Those steps include reminding staff to reduce the chances of infection by washing hands thoroughly and frequently, coughing into then discarding tissues, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, avoiding shaking hands, teleworking when practical, and staying home when sick.