Serving HHS with a Summons or Complaint During the COVID-19 National Emergency

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the General Counsel has advised personnel, consistent with CDC instructions, to telework during the COVID-19 National Emergency.  As a result, we do not have adequate staff in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building to accept personal service of complaints and summonses.  Until further notice, we will insist on strict compliance with Rule 4(i) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that complaints and summonses may only be served on agencies through registered or certified mail.  Consistent with Rule 4(i), we will not accept complaints and summonses through personal service.   Thank you for your understanding.

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