Fayette jail suspends in-person visitation, masks required for others

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Colleges, some larger employers, hospitals and now jails are being impacted by the latest surge in COVID cases.

The Fayette County Detention Center announced Friday that due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Lexington, the Fayette County Detention Center will be making the following changes to both professional and personal visitation, effective immediately.

  • All personal in-person inmate visitation is being suspended at the Detention Center.  Video visitation will continue to be offered.
  • Volunteers will not be permitted access at this time.
  • Attorney visitation will be permitted, but attorneys are encouraged to use the attorney booth. Should an attorney require in-person visit with a client, he or she will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Outside agencies, such as Police or Probation & Parole, will be permitted visitation, but they are encouraged to use the attorney booth if possible. Should a representative of an outside agency require in-person visitation with an inmate, they will be required to wear a mask at all times.
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