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BCSO suspends all visitation to Butte County Jail following COVID-19 outbreak

The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced Friday afternoon that all visitation to the Butte County Jail is suspended.

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 4:11 PM
Updated: Jul 18, 2020 6:07 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced Friday afternoon that all visitation to the Butte County Jail is suspended.

This comes after 29 coronavirus cases were confirmed among inmates in the jail. The sheriff's office said the suspension is effective immediately, including all general public, ministry, and programs. 

RELATED: Inmates test positive for coronavirus in Butte County Jail

"We will continue to allow legal and medical visits through barrier only," BCSO said via Facebook. "All individuals shall wear a mask at all times. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of health officials. We will allow visitation when it can be accomplished safely for our inmates and our community."

Stay with Action News Now for continuing coronavirus coverage across the North State.

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