With the recent outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continuing to spread and precautionary measures being taken nationwide we have taken a look at what we can do to maintain the safety of our volunteers, staff and inmates. Since Blair County is now in the Green Phase, We are planning to open up for limited friends and family visitation effective 7/27/2020. Visitation must be prescheduled by the inmate. (Inmates have been made aware of the proper procedures). Inmates will be approved 1 visit every 2 weeks (each visit is 1 hour in length). Visits will be limited to 1 adult or 1 adult and 1 child per inmate. Inmates will notify their visitors of the time and date the visit is prescheduled for. Visitor's must show up at the appropriate time. For safety and security reasons, NO exceptions will be made to the timing. All visitor's will be required to wear a mask at all times (those showing up without a face mask will not be allowed to enter the facility. In addition, the face mask is the responsibility of the visitor, the facility will NOT be providing face masks for the visitor's). Visitor's will be allowed into the lobby 1 at a time (or 1 adult with 1 child) beginning at a quarter till the hour. All visitors will be given specific direction upon when the enter the lobby. Visits are scheduled every other hour, this allows our team to clean and disinfect the visitation room after every visit. Please be patient with our staff. These precautions are put in place to protect the visitor, the inmates and the staff.
Please note that we will continue to monitor the conditions in the community and facility and this process may be terminated without notice if necessary.
At this time we will not be resuming volunteer services. We will update this website when this precautionary move changes. Thank you for your patience as this pandemic continues to unfold.
Abbie L Tate