Houston has extended the suspension of all jury trials in its municipal courts through Sept. 30 because of the spread of Covid-19, the city said Friday.
The city came to this conclusion “due to changing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and to encourage the health and safety of the public and court staff members,” according to a statement from the city.
The decision was also made in conjunction with the Texas Supreme Court’s order. The city added that its municipal courts remain open for all other proceedings.
By the numbers: Harris County, where Houston is located, has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Texas with over 80,000 cases so far.