IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Tishomingo County Circuit Court is moving to a new venue because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Starting Tuesday, jury selection will be held at the Iuka Middle School gym.
Circuit Court Judge Kelly Mims said the change comes after courts were forced to cancel jury trials since the pandemic began.
He said the gym offers more space for the court to practice social distancing.
Workers have placed seats six feet apart and hand sanitizing stations will be accessible to jurors.
Mims said people who are not directly involved in trials will be allowed to sit in the stands during court proceedings.
Nearby Prentiss County Circuit Court is holding grand jury at the Prentiss County Agri Center.
Alcorn County Circuit Court is doing the same at Corinth High School. When school resumes, Alcorn County supervisors plan to move court to the Crossroads Arena.