Franklin County jail visitations resume Monday following three-week COVID halt

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Franklin County jail at Jackson Pike, one of two jail facilities the county currently operates. A new jail is under construction on Fisher Road.
Franklin County jail at Jackson Pike, one of two jail facilities the county currently operates. A new jail is under construction on Fisher Road.

Visitations will be allowed again at both Franklin County jail facilities next week after a three-week halt due to COVID-19 exposure concerns.

The Franklin County Sheriff's office stopped visitations Jan. 10 because of health safety concerns over the high number of COVID cases and potential exposure of jail inmates and staff, as well as those visiting.

Prior coverage: Franklin County sheriff suspends public visitation at county jails amid surging COVID

The sheriff's office announced Tuesday that visitations will resume on Monday.

"This short suspension of movement allowed us to take the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of both incarcerated individuals and employees," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Franklin County Jail visitations to resume Monday after COVID pause

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