Pima County courts to reinstate jury trials as COVID-19 cases slow

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Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 1:42 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Citing a slow down in new COVID-19 cases, Pima County will end its nearly year-long hiatus of jury trials this week.

In a statement, officials with the local court system said they’re prepared to safely welcome back jurors through COVID-19 protocols. Jurors will no longer be confined to a jury box and will be seated throughout the courtroom to follow proper social distancing guidelines.

Community members will receive a questionnaire that can be completed and submitted online or through the mail and they can request another if they have any concerns over COVID-19.

Though the court won’t require vaccination or ask anyone about their vaccination status, it will still mandate mask-wearing, social distancing and temperature checks.

To watch a video about health and safety protocols at county courts, click here.

For more information about jury service in Pima County click here or call 520-724-4222.

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