Concerned about COVID-19, judges in Hidalgo County and Cameron County canceled jury duty for the week of March 16.
"Because of growing concerns with the COVID-19 virus, all jury panels in Hidalgo County have been cancelled for the week of March 16, 2020, according to an order submitted by State District Judge Noe Gonzalez, the local administrative presiding judge," according to a news release from Hidalgo County.
Several changes are going into effect at the Hidalgo County Courthouse as a COVID-19 preemptive measure.
Residents in Hidalgo County can expect to see changes to jury duty, bonds, public access to the courtroom and possible screenings at the entrance to the courthouse. These are temporary changes a board of judges voted on and approved Monday morning.