MIAMI (CBSMiami) — After a nearly one-year hiatus, Miami-Dade Circuit Court resumed limited in-person jury trials on March 1, with strict social distancing measures.
However, Chief Judge Bertila 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: Retired Police Major Explains How Miami-Dade Officers Are Trained Not To Mix Up Handgun & Taser
In addition, there will be social distancing, temperature checks, acrylic glass and sanitation stations among other safety precautions. Only trial participants will be able to enter the courthouse for the proceedings and wearing a face mask will be required.READ MORE: With J&J's Single-Shot Paused, Medical Expert Says People Shouldn’t ‘Try To Skimp At This Stage’ When It Comes To 2nd Dose Of Pfizer Or Moderna
A live stream of the proceedings will be shown on the court system’s website to ensure the public’s right to observe.MORE NEWS: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit serves about two million people and handles about 800,000 cases each year.