Justice Bolger says some jury trials to resume in November

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Misdemeanor jury trials in Alaska will resume in November after the pandemic forced an eight-month hiatus, the state's top court said.

    Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger issued an order Thursday allowing jury trials for misdemeanors or lesser crimes to resume with rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

    Everyone in the courtroom must receive a daily health screening test and wear masks at almost all times.

    Plexiglass screens will serve as barriers between people and social distancing rules will apply.

    No spectators will be allowed in-person, but they will be permitted to watch remotely.

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