Coronavirus

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norfolk city jail buildingProtecting the life, health, safety, and security of those in custody or working in the Norfolk City Jail is Sheriff Joe Baron’s top concern. In early March, Sheriff Baron implemented a six-point coronavirus response plan. The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office has since continued to ramp up its response and has implemented a number of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations regarding COVID-19 in corrections facilities.

These include: 

* Establishing a team to maintain 24/7 cleaning of high-contact areas of the jail
* Securing PPE and masks for all deputies
* Establishing a reserve force of deputies
* Coordinating with partners in courts to lower jail population by more than 300
* Educating inmates on proper sanitation and health guidelines
* Implementing strict health screenings and protocols for sworn staff
* Screening any new arrestees before being booked into jail
* Segregating new admits for 14-day medical observation period
* Waiving copayments for inmates experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms
* Suspension of Volunteer programs (classes now being conducted virtually)

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