MIAMI (CBSMiami) — After a nearly one-year hiatus, Miami-Dade Circuit Court will resume in-person jury trials on March 1, with strict social distancing measures.
Chief Judge Bertila Soto made the announcement on Wednesday.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Joining In The Fight Against Global Pandemic
In an interview with CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Judge Soto said that civil and criminal courthouses will continue with remote hearings because there will only be three jury trials in the building at any given time.READ MORE: South Florida House Republicans Vote Against President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
In addition, there will be social distancing, temperature checks and other safety precautions. Only trial participants will be able to enter the courthouse for the proceedings and wearing a face mask will be required.MORE NEWS: Trump A Dominant Force At Conservative Conference In Orlando
Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit serves about two million people and handles about 800,000 cases each year.