DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
THE LOBBY WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
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16 March 2020
The Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center (MPRSC) manages a regional jail that supports the counties of King William, King & Queen, Essex, Middlesex, and Mathews. MPRSC’s primary responsibility is the safely and security of its Offender population and its staff. MPRSC has been planning for coronavirus (COVID-19) since March 2020. This planning includes guidance from the Virginia Department of Health regarding description of the disease, locations of confirmed cases, and best practices to mitigate transmission. MPRSC is paying attention to the medical experts in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and reviewing guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) in reference to recommendations for coronavirus (COVID-19).
As a result of these ongoing efforts and after coordination with several outside medical/infectious disease experts, effective immediately, the following national measures are being deployed by MPRSC in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These measures acknowledge that the United States will have more confirmed cases in the coming weeks and also take into account that the population density of correctional facilities creates a risk of infection and transmission for inmates and staff. These national measures are also being put in place to ensure the continued effective, safe operations of our local facility and to ensure that staff remains healthy and available for duty.
INMATE VISITATION: Social visits will be suspended for a minimum of fourteen (14) days, at which time the suspension will be re-evaluated. To ensure inmates maintain social ties, MPRSC will allow for additional inmate telephone communications.
LEGAL VISITS: Access to legal counsel remains a paramount requirement at MPRSC but, as with social visiting, MPRSC is mitigating the risk of exposure created by external visitors. Attorneys’ in-person visits with their clients will be conducted in the visitation area, utilizing the phone system. This arrangement will limit exposure for all parties.
INMATE MOVEMENT: All inmate facility transfers will be suspended for a minimum of fourteen (14) days, at which time the suspension will be re-evaluated.
TRAINING: All staff training is suspended for thirty (30) days, at which time the suspension will be re-evaluated. Any exceptions must be approved by the Superintendent of MPRSC.
CONTRACTORS: Contractor access to MPRSC will be restricted for a minimum of fourteen (14) days to only those performing essential services (e.g. medical or mental health care, etc.) or those who perform necessary maintenance on essential systems. Contractors who require access will be screened using the same procedures as staff prior to entry.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer visits will be suspended for a minimum of fourteen (14) days, at which time the suspension will be re-evaluated. Exceptions will be approved by the Superintendent of MPRSC. Alternate means of communication (e.g. telephone calls) will be available for inmates who request to speak privately with a faith-based counselor.
TOURS: Tours will be suspended for a minimum of fourteen (14) days, at which time the suspension will be re-evaluated. Any exceptions will be approved by the Superintendent of MPRSC.