Jury trials in Delaware to resume June 1

WILMINGTON, Del. – Courts in Delaware will soon move into Phase 3 of its reopening plan.

On June 1st, Phase 2 will be lifted, allowing courts to move into Phase 3. This means jury trials will resume, and all state courthouses will be open to the public. Social distancing of six feet or more and mask wearing by all individuals entering the courthouses will be required. No more than 50 people will be allowed in a courtroom or courtroom-related public areas at a time. Non-emergency and non-essential telephone arguments, hearings, and videoconferences will continue when permitted.

Delaware courts moved back to Phase 2 in November of 2020 due to a rise in local COVID-19 cases.

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