A West Virginia judge is pushing to go forward with asbestos trials next month, suggesting that jurors and others in the courtroom remain six feet apart and wear masks and gloves in order to protect them against COVID-19.

Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Wilson, in a May 1 order, acknowledged that senior court officials could still relocate or postpone his June 15 trials, but he told lawyers on both sides that he wanted to move forward.

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