A court order issued Wednesday says that jury trials will remain suspended until at least Oct. 31st. The court order extended the Phase Two operational directives for all circuit, associate circuit and municipal divisions of the 32nd Judicial Circuit. The directives may be extended again unless the incidence of COVID-19 decreases significantly from the current level. Presiding Judge Benjamin Lewis say that attorneys, litigants and witnesses need to have some certainty about whether their cases should be prepared for trial in the near future and that is why the order was extended through October. They will evaluate the situation again in September and make a decision about what to do for the rest of the calendar year.