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Inmate Visitation at County Jail Suspended Indefinitely Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 09:03 AM

Posted by Lexis Twentier

clarion-county-jailSHIPPENVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – The Clarion County Department of Corrections has suspended inmate visitation indefinitely due to concerns about COVID-19.

The announcement was made in a release issued on Tuesday morning by the Clarion County Commissioners.

The release detailed the following mitigation actions:

  • No inmate visitation until further notice.
  • All outside agency support groups for inmates suspended.
  • Attorney and Law Enforcement personnel that need to conduct business at the facility must have his/her temperature taken, if temperature is 100 or above they will not be permitted in the facility.
  • New Commitments: Temperatures will be checked on all new inmates. If temperature is 100 or above they will be put in medical isolation and medical must be notified.
  • Fingerprinting (general public with new charges) Temperatures will be checked. If 100 or above they will not be permitted into the facility. Fingerprinting will be rescheduled.
  • Disinfectant of the facility increased to three times per day.
  • Stress to all staff and inmates good personal hygiene and universal precautions.

Anyone with questions related to the above actions is asked to call 814-226-9615.

Several other actions were implemented countywide as a part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. A document detailing these actions can be found here.

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