In Person Visiting Will Resume at All Facilities - Week of 3/14

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As the incidence of COVID 19 decreases across the state, we are anxious to resume the programming and visitation privileges for the offender population within the facilities. We continue to recommend being fully vaccinated and up to date with the booster to best protect yourself from COVID 19. Programming, to include classes and volunteer services, has resumed at 100% capacity beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

In-person visiting will resume at 75% capacity beginning the week of March 14, 2022.

These restrictions will be re-evaluated weekly and will be adjusted according to a number of variables based on the incidence of COVID-19 within the community and in compliance with the CDC and CDPHE.

In-person visiting is scheduled to resume starting the week of March 14, 2022. Visiting guidelines/requirements will be as follows:

● Visiting rooms can operate at up to 75% capacity.

● Inmates will be screened prior to visit. Inmates with symptoms or who refuse screening will have their visit(s) that day canceled. 

● Vaccination is no longer required for visitation; neither inmates nor visitors are required to be vaccinated to participate in in-person visiting. 

● No inmates on isolation or quarantine status may have visits. 

● Special Visits can be scheduled. 

● Facilities can allow a maximum number of visitors per inmate, following their facility’s IA and space allowances. 

● All visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear a surgical mask, provided by the facility. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask. The mask will be appropriately worn (over the nose and mouth) for the entirety of the visit, and only be lowered when drinking or eating. 

● Visitors will complete health screening forms and temperature checks prior to entry. If a visitor checks “yes” on any of the screening questions or if the visitor is running a fever, the visit will be canceled. Legal guardians will complete screening forms for minor children who are unable to complete the form on their own. 

● If visiting staff observe any visitor or inmate appearing to display symptoms of illness, they will cancel/end the visit. 

● Visitors and inmates may not share food or drink items during visits. 

● Physical contact between visitors and inmates is limited to a short embrace (hug only, no kiss) at the beginning and end of each visit. 

● Staff will continue to ensure appropriate and frequent cleaning and disinfection of the visiting area(s) are completed and documented. 

● Hand sanitizing stations will be available at the entry/exit points and throughout visiting area(s). 

● East Canon Complex facilities may have multiple facilities having visits on the same day. Visiting transport buses may run at 75% capacity. 

Video visitation remains available at all correctional facilities for those individuals who are unable to travel to visit or prefer to visit by video. 

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these uniquely challenging times.