Courts around the state have suspended jury service in the wake of rising COVID-19 numbers and a stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Trial courts in Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Mendocino, Fresno and Sacramento are among those that have stopped empaneling jurors to reduce the number of people coming to their courthouses. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Russell Hom announced that while trials in progress will continue, new criminal jury trials and jury service will be halted through Dec. 25.

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