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Yates County Jail suspends inmate visitation to slow spread of COVID-19, visits will go virtual

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has announced the temporary suspension of visitation at the Yates County Jail, to contain the potential spread of COVID-19.


Jail visitation has been stopped previously during the pandemic, once in March, 2020 and once in December, 2020. Both times, the suspension lasted several months.

The jail will resume its free virtual video visits for inmates.


“The Yates County numbers have increased three-fold of late, and preventing the virus from entering the county jail currently averaging 40 or so inmates is paramount, and we have been monitoring the local and regional increases in numbers of people contracting the virus, especially omicron variant, and those being quarantined,” said Sheriff Ron Spike, “Reducing the risk of infecting staff or inmates in order to prevent an outbreak is essential at this time.”

Anyone that requires more information should call 315-536-5175.



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