Jury trials in Pasco County are scheduled to resume March 15, by order of Sixth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Anthony Rondolino.
Jury summons will begin being mailed Feb. 19 for jury trials resuming March 15.
Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC20-23, Amendment 6, creates excusal and postponement options to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. To review excusal and postponement options, visit Jury Services.
To ensure the well-being of all jurors reporting for jury service:
Judge Rondolino notes Pasco has not had two weeks of declining positive test results since before Thanksgiving -- the positivity rate remains close to 10% -- and adds that health authorities have forecast an additional bump in coronavirus cases following travel and gatherings associated with the the December holidays.Additionally, hospitalizations and emergency department visits also have increased.All jury trials had been put on hold across the state by the Florida Supreme Court in March. The Sixth Judicial Circuit transitioned to Phase 2 in September and started jury trials in October.