March 13, 2020

Glenn County Jail Modifications for COVID-19
The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with the Glenn County Public Health and the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
The Glenn County Jail houses just over a hundred inmates in a congregate setting, increasing risk of rapid spread should the COVID-19 virus be introduced to the facility.    
Glenn County continues to have no confirmed cases of COVID-19, this includes no cases or known exposures in the jail.  To decrease the possible introduction and the potential spread of Coronavirus to the inmate population, non-essential, face-to-face visits will be suspended. This includes such in-person programs as school programs, alcoholics anonymous, tours etc. Individual visits that do not involve entry inside the jail facility such visits through the protected glass will continue as normal. This suspension will be reviewed and reassessed weekly.
The suspension of non-essential visitation is not unique; other jurisdictions in the State of California have elected to suspend in-person visitation in accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order No. 25-20.  
Additionally, the Glenn County Jail has increased medical screening procedures during the intake process to minimize the risk of exposure to personnel and the inmate population. The jail’s administration has worked with the facility’s medical provider to develop contingency plans should an inmate test positive for the Coronavirus.  
This is an ever-evolving situation and we will continue to assess and update our procedures with guidance from Public Health and the State of California.