Sheriff’s Office cancels jail visits, adopts modified protocols. 

March 13, 2020

Sheriff’s Office cancels jail visits, adopts modified protocols. 

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it is cancelling inmate visitations, among other protocol changes, in response to the coronavirus threat. Those changes include: 

Corrections:

  • Inmate visitation will be cancelled until further notice; normal policy for inmate emails and phone calls are still in effect.
  • Kiosk will remain available in front lobby for jail transactions. 
  • All volunteer programs within the Mason County Jail have been suspended until further notice.
  • Persons being booked into the jail will be subject to enhanced screening through questioning for health concerns.
  • The front lobby and front offices will maintain business hours as usual; however, those experiencing symptoms of any type of illness should refrain from visiting the offices until the symptoms have passed. An alternative is to call during business hours, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 231-843-3475.
  • All public fingerprinting will be suspended until further notice. (including concealed pistol licenses and employment).

Road Patrol:

  • Road patrol deputies will continue to respond to calls of service.  
  • However, for non-emergent calls complainants may receive a phone call instead of a visit.
  • If you do call 911 you may experience enhanced screening questions related to public health. 

“In conclusion, these measures are only precautionary with the hopes of being short term. We must all do our part to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus),” said Sheriff Kim Cole. 

For additional information and updates, go to www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

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