The Empire State’s 62 district attorneys called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to suspend new discovery and speedy trial reforms as the coronavirus pandemic grinds criminal court operations to a halt.

The letter from the District Attorneys Association of New York also asks Cuomo to consider issuing an executive order to press pause on a state-law requirement that cases be presented to a grand jury within six days of an arrest.

“There is a growing backlog of cases across the state as a result of courts being shut down and workforce reductions,” the letter reads. “Compounding that is the very real problem that grand jurors are not able to report for duty, and in many counties, grand juries are unable to meet quorum requirements,” DAASNY president David Hoovler wrote.

Under state law, prosecutors are required to be ready for trial within six months of a suspect’s arraignment, unless prosecutors and defense attorneys agree to a time extension.

Prosecutors are also required to turn over evidence in a case within 14 days of arraignment under the criminal justice overhaul approved by state lawmakers last year, rules that DAs have loudly complained are unrealistic.

Hoovler, who also serves as Orange County’s top prosecutor, told The Post that New York prosecutors are looking for just a temporary reprieve from the rules.

Former Gov. George Pataki issued a similar executive order in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, he said.

DAASNY’s request comes as the New York state court system has significantly scaled back operations as the coronavirus pandemic has left much of New York City shut down.

In the Big Apple, state court trials have been suspended and arraignments are being held by video.

Defense attorneys are asking judges to keep their clients out of Rikers Island and asking for conditions for release that will allow their clients to work from home or stay mobile.

Public defender services are also working with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to determine if there are certain clients who are especially vulnerable to catching the virus who should get sprung from Rikers.

Christoper Wright, president of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association, told The Post that any suspension of the statutes raises concerns for inmates’ safety, as they will have to spend more time in jails — which can act like “Petri dishes for viruses.”

“Pandemics can wreak havoc inside jails, which can then of course be spread outside the jails by corrections officers and other civilian prison personnel,” Wright said.

Wright also said that suspending speedy trial rights could violate suspects’ constitutional rights if the pandemic takes months to subside.

One prosecutor said that DAASNY’s request is “necessary” to preserve the safety of attorneys, court personnel and defendants.

“The reality of the pandemic is that it leads to a lot of difficult decisions being made and I think this is one that needs to be made,” the prosecutor said.

Cuomo’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.