ASPEN, Colo — The first felony jury trial in Pitkin County since the pandemic started is set to begin Tuesday morning, with a pool of prospective jurors called to the courthouse for the first time since February 2020.
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Prospective jurors should bring rain jackets and umbrellas as they will not be immediately allowed into the Pitkin County Courthouse and the weather is expected to be cool, cloudy and rainy, Brady Jax, a Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy in charge of courthouse security, said Monday afternoon.
The pool of possible jurors will initially line up on Main Street in the morning and check in with two court clerks, who will be posted at the bottom of the stairs to the main entrance, he said. Jurors will hand over their jury summons, take a COVID-19 screening, be advised of prohibited items not allowed through the courthouse’s new security station and provide their cellphone numbers.
They will then be asked to remain within 10-15 minutes of the courthouse. Those who live nearby can go home while others can find a cup of coffee or just hang out on a park bench, Jax said, until clerks call and ask them to return to the courthouse.
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