With the COVID-19 pandemic now claiming more than 100 lives a day, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady said it’s unlikely the courts will return to normal operation any time soon.

“The idea of getting back to jury trials any time in the foreseeable future, in a way that is going to be at all like we had before this hit us, is probably unrealistic,” Canady said.

Addressing a July 17 meeting of the Board of Governors, Canady said plans for a phased reopening based on local conditions have been dealt a setback by the resurgence.