Let’s take a journey into the near future. The date is Aug. 1, 2021. The headline reads, “Metro Area Courts Set to Resume Jury Trials Within 30 Days.” And the story reads:

Today the Atlanta metropolitan area clerks of court, along with senior judges of the State and Superior Courts, issued a joint statement announcing that jury summonses will be mailed out within the next few weeks. Clerks and judges in other judicial circuits throughout the state are expected to make similar announcements. This marks the first time juries have been empaneled since spring of 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic effectively closed Georgia courts for many months.