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Family Visitation

Protocol for In-Person family visitation at Department of Juvenile Justice Facilities:

Effective June 20, 2021 until further notice

1. Beginning June 4, 2021, immediate family of a youth may contact the facility to schedule a visit with a youth.  Entry into the facility shall be limited to two (2) visitors at a time.  Visitation shall be limited to the designated visitation area.  The facility reserves the right to request a rescheduling or deny entry if the designated visitation area is not available or is at capacity.  Visitation will be suspended during instances of a facility being off-line due to a positive COVID case. 

2. In-person family visitation shall begin on June 20, 2021. 

3. Visiting family member(s) shall present COVID vaccination card at the time of entry into the facility.  Visitation shall be limited to family member(s) twelve (12) years or older who have been fully vaccinated.   Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Entry into the facility will not be permitted without presentation of the COVID vaccination card at the time of visitation.  Vaccination card must reflect that the individual has been fully vaccinated.  An individual is  considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine

4. Family member(s) shall be subject to a temperature check and symptom survey upon entry into the facility.  If a fever or symptoms(s) is present, the family member shall leave the facility immediately. 

5. Family member(s) will not visit facility if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:  1) Fever; 2) Cough; 3) Shortness of Breath; 4) Chills; 5) Muscle Pain; 6) Sore Throat; 7) New Loss of Taste or Smell; 8) Runny Nose; and 9) Gastrointestinal Symptoms (Vomiting, Diarrhea, etc.). or have had a recent exposure to COVID-19.

6. Family member(s) shall wear a mask at all times within a facility and adhere to CDC guidelines and only meet with youth in the designated area.   

7. Food or drink will not be permitted during visitation. 

8. Family member(s) shall notify the DJJ facility superintendent immediately if contacted by a contact tracer; test positive for COVID-19; or experience COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days after a visit.

9. Virtual visitation will continue to be utilized by facilities as an additional means of visitation.