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Cuyahoga County extends suspension of jury trials until January 19 amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Anyone who receives jury summons in the meantime is asked to call the court the night before to determine trial status.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Cuyahoga County judges have voted to extend the suspension of all jury trials until Tuesday, January 19.

The initial decision to suspend jury trials was announced on November 9 with the intent of revisiting the discussion on December 1 pending the ongoing COVID-19 positivity rates in the county. 

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As infections have continued to soar, with Ohio reporting 11,885 new cases in the last 24 hours, the judges of the Cuyahoga County Common Please Court General Division have voted to suspend trials until mid-January.

The court will remain open, with hearings being held by phone or video when possible. Bench trails may still be scheduled and the Grand Juries will continue to meet.

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The court will continue to monitor the county's status and review the latest numbers on a weekly basis moving forward. 

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