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County hosts first jury trial since pandemic hit


September 3, 2020

Thirteen jurors sat at intervals in the audience gallery. Witnesses in the jury box. A courtroom of people wearing masks, gloves or both and multiple containers of cleaning supplies. A jury trial in the time of COVID-19 isn’t the familiar sight it once was.

Last week marked the first jury trial in this county since the pandemic hit, and it had to be done by the book. The Wyoming Supreme Court has issued safety guidelines, but local courts are expected to adopt an operating plan that will be functional in each unique situation.

“It had to be approved to even...

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