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Seneca County Jail suspends visitations amid growing fears of coronavirus Staff




TIFFIN — Seneca County Sheriff William Eckelberry announced Friday that he is suspending inmate visitation and any non-essential personnel from entering the jail until further notice amid growing fears of coronavirus.

“We fully understand that this will cause hardships for those housed here by not having visual contact with their loved ones at visitation and by not having the programs we have in place to help them adjust to the jail,” Eckelberry said. “This added level of safety not only protects those housed int his facility, but their families coming to visit.”

Eckelberry said the sheriff’s office has reached out to the inmate phone provider to assist them in being able to provide additional phone time at no cost to inmates with their loved ones until their can re-instate visitation.

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