Rick Kintzel

Socially distanced, layers of Plexiglass and with clear face shields, jury trials set to resume in the Lehigh Valley

From www.mcall.com
By
Laurie Mason Schroeder
Rick Kintzel

With trials set for August in both in Lehigh and Northampton counties, officials have been busy installing Plexiglass barriers around jury boxes and in courtroom galleries, purchasing clear face shields for jurors and witnesses, and calculating how big a room they’ll need to allow a dozen jurors to deliberate together while still social distancing. The biggest challenge, however, may be getting jurors to show up in the first place.