Court will continue next week

COVID protocols put in place for jury term

Escambia County (Ala.) Presiding Circuit Judge Jeff White said COVID protocols are being taken to hold the criminal court week Sept. 13 through 24 at the courthouse in Brewton and as of Tuesday the plans are to continue with the session.

“We are monitoring it closely,” White said.

White said 350 jury summons were sent out instead of the normal 350 to 400 in an effort to reduce numbers. He said all trials will take place in the large courtroom to maintain social distancing. He also said masks will be required.

Potential jurors should have received a questionnaire and White encourages eve...