Dear Members of the Bar,
As you may know, our backlog of cases has grown exponentially due to COVID-19. By not issuing Orders for Arrest (except for good cause) or entering Failures to Appear, it has caused a significant rise in pending cases. In fact, the clerk is running out of space to store pending case files. Files marked as “Failed to Appear” are not stored with pending files, neither are they counted as pending cases for purposes of establishing the number of pending (backlog) cases. Consequently, effective Monday, March 1, 2021, I will have a clerk to classify files that remain at the end of the court session with a “failure to appear” status for defendants that are NOT out of jail on a secured bond.
Teresa H. Vincent
Chief District Court Judge Guilford
North Carolina Judicial Branch
Employees reportedly received positive tests result for COVID-19. We believe these individuals were last in the Guilford County Greensboro Courthouse on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday, January 6, 7, 8 and 11 2021. These individuals were on the UG Level and Courtroom 4C of the Guilford County Greensboro Courthouse.
As a precaution, the known location in which this individual appeared will be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with Guilford County Public Health Division, CDC, and EPA protocols and guidance. All persons who were in the courthouse during this timeframe are strongly encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Please note that this notification contains general information to respect medical privacy and confidentiality.