Precautionary Measures Regarding the COVID -19 Virus
First and foremost we DO NOT have any issues related the virus within the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Detention Centers. However, it is our intent to take precautionary measures to help minimize the chance and protect the well-being of the inmates, officers and all staff within theDetention facilities. We apologize for any inconvenience in advance.
As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world with new cases being reported daily, our Sheriff’s Office staff has beenworking with VitalCore Health Strategies (VCHS) to prepare for, as well as minimize the potential for a possible outbreak.
VCHS is continuously monitoring inmates in our custody for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 using guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). VCHS is also closely monitoring incoming inmates that may have been exposed to COVID-19 or might be showing signs and symptoms of the virus. We have established isolation areas within the detention facilities in the event it becomes necessary.
In the event of a known case or an outbreak in our area, it may impact many of our operations to include bookings, releases and court appearances. If needed, we will work closely with our judges and medical partners, as well as the Health Department to ensure proper protocols are adhered to.
***Effective May 22, 2020, we will begin Phase 2 of inmate visitation at both Detention Centers with guidelines in place. Please refer to our visitation rules for more information.***
Again, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We will continue to monitor and take precautionary measure on an as needed basis. We will also do our best to communicate any changes.