Delaware courts press pause on jury trials as COVID cases rise

DOVER, Delaware (WPVI) -- Delaware courts are pressing pause on jury trials as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state.

Because of the spike in coronavirus cases, courts are transitioning back to phase 2 of the state's reopening plan.

Court facilities will remain open, but staffing and building capacity will decrease from 75% to 50%.

Non-jury civil and criminal cases will continue, as will grand jury proceedings.

Courts will reassess the situation in the new year, officials said.

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