March 17, 2020
To prevent an introduction of Covid-19 inside the jail, while protecting staff and inmates, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office is closing the jail lobby effective at 6pm on March 17, 2020 until further notice. No general public will be allowed inside the jail until the crisis passes. A follow-up announcement will be provided when the lobby re-opens to the general public.
Family and friends who wish to visit an inmate can go to https://securustech.net/video-products/ index.html to set up a video visit from home. Family and friends who wish to place money on an inmate’s account can go to https://deposits.jailatm.com/webdeposits/.
Professionals (attorneys, bondsmen and criminal justice professionals) will be medically screened in the lobby before being allowed inside the jail. Professionals who wish to visit with an inmate electronically, can contact Capt. Brad Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-891-2153.
March 13, 2020
At this time, we have no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility. Ensuring that our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest priority. As our residents and their families may be concerned about the outbreak of COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus) and how it may impact us we are updating you here on the steps we are taking to minimize the risk of infection.
We are in frequent communication with County and State officials and are following all guidelines and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Indiana State Department of Health and the Elkhart County Health Department, as well as our own strict protocols.
In addition to the limited visitation policy we have implemented, the following are additional safety measures we have put into place:
- Enhanced Medical Screening procedure for new residents entering the facility.
- Screening procedure for professional visitors entering the facility.
- Monitoring current residents for any respiratory illness.
- Following strict infection control and prevention guidelines, and performing staff training throughout all departments to ensure competency and compliance.