The clock will soon start ticking again for people who’ve been stuck in jail without a trial— presumed innocent yet denied a court date by COVID-19.

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton set a key date in the latest monthly extension of the Statewide Judicial Emergency Order he signed at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. This order is to be in effect until May 8. Melton authorized the resumption of jury trials last month and grand jury proceedings before that—at the discretion of local judges under safety protocols.