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December 3, 2020 4:30 PM

Yates County Jail Visitation - Temporarily Suspended

Sheriff Ron Spike is once again this year temporarily suspending all visitation to the Yates County Jail effective today as a cautionary move to reduce risk of any Covid19 exposure issues to inmates or staff. The jail administration, County Public Health, Jail Physician and jail medical staff concur with this temporary Order.

In lieu of the covid-19 pandemic jail visitation was stopped earlier this year on March 13, 2020 and resumed August 1. Jail contact visitation is normally scheduled for weekends. Jail staff did implement a PC video tablet virtual visitation for inmates at no cost at the time of the last suspension.

Visitation was resumed as the threat of the virus decreased considerably in this area and region. At that time it was modified to non-contact only, limited to no longer than thirty minutes with other health and safety equipment installed and mask requirements.

According to Sheriff Spike, “Preventing the virus from entering the county jail is paramount, and we have been monitoring the local and regional increase in numbers of people contracting the virus and those being quarantined.” The PC video tablet virtual visitation is readily available for inmates use.
Anyone that requires more information should call 315-536-5175.

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