FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State courts in Kentucky will reopen for hearings on civil and criminal cases starting next month, according to a new order.
Grand jury proceedings will also begin on June 1 while jury trials are still postponed until August, news outlets reported.
The courts should conduct remote hearings for cases unless the judge determines the hearings need to be held in-person, Minton said. If an in-person hearing is held, Minton said the judge needs to make sure it’s capped at 33% capacity and that virus safety measures, including social distancing and surface cleanings, are observed.
Face coverings are required for the public and employees when entering a courthouse, and those who have experienced symptoms of the new coronavirus are urged not to enter, Minton said.