Yesterday, WSLM announced on air and posted on social media that Washington County Government Buildings were open after a two-week closure due to a case of Covid-19.
Sheriff Brent Miller clarified that the Washington County Detention Center remains closed to the public as it has since the beginning of the pandemic.
“The public can still come to the Justice Center and we will send administrative assistance out to complete handgun permits, register sex offenders, collect on tax warrants, and handle other requests,” he said this morning.
Miller said deputies were still responding to details and will also meet citizens in the parking lot to take reports and perform vehicle inspections.
“We have approximately 130 inmates in a confined area that we are taking additional steps to help keep them from being exposed to the Covid-19 virus,” said Miller.
He also pointed out the 911 center for all emergency services is located inside the detention center.
“We must protect our staff as well so we don’t interrupt emergency services,” Miller said.