FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- The Allen County Sheriff has announced visitation restrictions at the Allen County Jail to prevent the COVID-19 Coronavirus from getting within its walls.
Sheriff David Gladieux says they are no longer allowing face-to-face contact between inmates and the general public.
They are also restricting face-to-face contact between inmates and law enforcement officers, chaplains, support staff and anyone not working at the jail. Only personnel assigned to the jail will have access to secured areas.
Glaidieux says there will be no direct contact in meetings between inmates and attorneys or officers. He said video visitation is available and encouraged.
Inmates will continue to be taken to scheduled court appearances as ordered by the state.
Gladieux pointed out no COVID-19 cases have been found in the jail and these are precautionary measures.
The announcement comes one day after FOX 55 raised questions about what type of action local jails were taking, and received varied responses that ranged from increased cleaning and screening to nothing different.