COVID-19 Information: What’s Changed? What Do You Need to Know?
Orders of Protection
Summary: If you have a Temporary Order of Protection which was set to expire on or after March 19, 2020, it has been extended until your new court date OR until the court that issued it changes it. If you need an Order of Protection, you can still go to the court and ask for one.
On March 19, 2020, the Chief Administrative Judge for the State of New York directed that all criminal and civil Temporary Orders of Protection due to expire on or after that date be extended until the matter can be re-calendared. The exception is if a judge or justice of the same court terminates or modifies this order. (At the time of this update, the order was not available online.)
Issuing Orders of Protection is considered an “essential function” of both civil and criminal courts pursuant to the Chief Administrative Judge’s Order of March 15, 2020. Courts are therefore still issuing Orders of Protection.