Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier says the county is open for business in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis but they are changing the way they answer calls. “Contrary to rumors being spread, Jackson County is not closed. The County’s offices are still open and their employees are working, most businesses are still open and restaurants can still provide meals, however, there are many restrictions that have been placed on Ohioans by our Government.”
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Frazier says it’s business as usual at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Facility. The lobby is open and the public can still put money on inmate commissary accounts or report incidents to the Sheriff’s Department. Conceal carry licenses and background checks are still happening. “We are still processing conceal carry handgun licenses and completing BCI and FBI Background checks Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.”
Anyone entering the building must undergo a temperature screening. If you’ve had a fever in the past two weeks, are showing symptoms of illness, have traveled outside the US recently, you’ll be restricted to the lobby. All inmate visitations have been suspended by order from the state.
Sheriff Frazier says Jackson County first responders are changing the way they answer to calls. “For the safety of you and our responders, it is necessary for you to report if you’ve been exhibiting flu-like symptoms which includes fever, coughing, or respiratory distress. You may be asked about your recent travels as part of the call for service.”
Frazier says Jackson first responders will still offer assistance to those with symptoms, but the information will allow them to protect themselves and give you the best possible care.
Sheriff and Tax sales scheduled for April and May have been suspended. Frazier says he will notify citizens of any changes.