With more than half of Florida counties now in Phase 2 and a number of circuits in active preparation for a limited return of jury trials, the state courts are ramping up the dissemination of educational material for prospective jurors.
The Supreme Court’s Workgroup on the Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID-19 has produced a number of videos, social media graphics, and messaging for the resumption of jury trials to provide information about new procedures in place at courthouses and for people responding to summonses for jury service. The videos may be seen at www.Steps2SafeCourts.org.
The Office of the State Courts Administrator is also posting graphics about courts’ operational statuses across the state on its website and social media accounts. The statuses for counties and district courts of appeal are regularly updated.