Reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic remains slow but steady in the court system. As Governor Baker rolls back some of the reopening phases across the Commonwealth to address the increase in cases, the courts have announced a new trial schedule that will allow the courts to address the backlog of matters. A link to the full schedule published November 6, 2020 can be found here.
Only nine courthouses will be open for jury trials, and this will include Greenfield and Springfield District Courts. These courts will resume trials on Monday, January 4, 2021. The trial dates will be extremely limited and spread out. The next trial date in Springfield and Greenfield will be Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Future dates have yet to be determined.