A modest schedule of trials is on the calendars at the courthouses in east and west Pasco beginning on Nov. 2, according to a news release from the Office of Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller.
To optimize the safety of those coming to the Pasco Judicial Center or Robert Sumner Judicial Center, the center will be:
- Limiting the number of jurors called to allow for social distancing in each Jury Assembly Room
- Spacing out the days of the week on which jurors are summoned
- Requiring face coverings
- Installing Plexiglas barriers
- Locating hand-sanitizing stations throughout each courthouse
- Frequently disinfecting common-area surfaces
Details may be found at PascoClerk.com/260/Jury-Services.
The resumption of in-person trials is occurring under the direction of state Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady for Florida courts to pursue a safe return to more traditional operations. Sixth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino recently instructed courts in Pasco and Pinellas Counties to begin preparations for Phase 2 functions, clearing the path toward restarting trials with in-person jurors, the release says.
Published October 28, 2020
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