The Florida Supreme Court has adopted, with notable exceptions, a sweeping COVID-19 Workgroup proposal regarding remote court proceedings.

“The proposed amendments, which we adopt with modifications, provide permanent and broader authorization for the remote conduct of certain court proceedings,” Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz stated in a unanimous, July 14 opinion.

The court formed the “Workgroup on the Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID-19” in April 2020 to help guide the court’s response to the pandemic.