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Jury trials in Idaho prevented amid rising coronavirus cases

Camas County is the only county that has low enough numbers to hold jury trials.
Ada County courtroom.

BURLEY, Idaho — Most courts in south-central Idaho have been prevented from holding jury trials because of high weekly confirmed coronavirus case numbers following an order that places virus case thresholds on when trials can resume. 

The Times-News reports that the Idaho Supreme Court issued the order last month allowing jury trials to start again when their counties meet the new case threshold level. 

The state high court previously suspended all trials in March.

Camas County is the only county that has low enough numbers to hold jury trials.

Trial court administrator Shelli Tubbs say there has only been one in-person trial so far. All other hearings were conducted online.