Caledonia Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Tomasi has canceled all jury trials in the month of January.

Caledonia Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Tomasi has canceled all jury trials in the month of January. The judge announced his decision during a hearing late last week at the St. Johnsbury courthouse citing concerns about the spread of the Omicron virus and the high case count in Vermont. Previously, the decision whether to have or not have jury trials due to the pandemic has been made by the Vermont Judiciary which issued press releases and cited data from health and safety studies and advice from consultants. But according to Interim State Court Administrator Scott Griffith, local superior court judges now have that responsibility.