Holmes County Sheriff's Office adding additional protective measures

In a message from John Tate he said additional protective measures have been added and they are complying with the instructions of Governor DeSantis and with CDC recommendations. (Pixabay)

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Holmes County Sheriff John Tate wants to let the public know the Sheriff’s Office is still fully functioning and they are here to serve.

In a message from John Tate he said additional protective measures have been added and they are complying with the instructions of Governor DeSantis and with CDC recommendations.

All in-person visitation to the Holmes County Jail has been suspended with the exception of attorney client visitation. They encourage those wishing to have visitation to utilize the video visitation option as an alternative.

The jail lobby is open to those who want to add money to inmate accounts, but no outside materials will be accepted.

The jail is continuing to monitor and screen all inmates, and jail staff prior to the beginning of their shift.

Sheriff's deputies will continue to respond to calls as usual. Deputies will respond to calls practicing social distancing to the extent that it is possible.

Copyright 2020 WJHG. All rights reserved.