Wisconsin figures out ways to reduce virus spread in court
Wisconsin courtrooms have been pretty empty during the virus outbreak, but they could start filling up again soon.
The state Supreme Court is allowing local courts to bring defendants back to courtrooms, if certain health precautions are followed.
La Crosse County Judge Scott Horne says the video hearings conducted in recent weeks have been working well, with suspects appearing from rooms in the jail.
Horne in La Crosse County says there probably won’t be any trials in the local courthouse, until later this summer.
The judge is concerned about the set-up of most courtrooms, where jurors and spectators tend to sit very close together.