Grady countians called to serve as Grand Jurors and instructed to report on Monday, Dec. 14 have been excused from reporting for jury duty next week on order of Superior Court Chief Judge J. Kevin Chason.
Judge Chason alerted The Messenger late Tuesday that the Office of the District Attorney has been shuttered due to a presumptive positive case of COVID-19, which is forcing the court to reschedule.
“No one is to report for Grand Jury on Monday and at this time I do not know when we will be able to reschedule. I will have to review the court calendar,” Judge Chason said.
District Attorney Joe Mulholland when contacted Tuesday night said that due to a presumptive positive case of COVID-19, all of the employees of his office have been quarantined for the next two weeks.
“Unfortunately we were forced to quarantine our office this week. In an abundance of caution, we asked the Court if we could move the Grand Jury proceedings to a date in the near future and the Court was very gracious to allow us to do so. The safety and security of our community is the most important aspect of Court and we certainly can wait a couple of weeks given the delay we have already had” the district attorney said. “We will keep everyone posted as to when the Grand Jury will be re-summoned.”