The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new three-tiered color coded system in response to any potential issues regarding communicable diseases.
• Code Green – Business operations will continue as normal.
• Code Yellow – Essential operations only.
• Code Red – Facility Lockdown
Effective today, March 11, 2020 we are in the Code Yellow phase of our system. We are temporarily suspending our religious services and our community service programs. Clergy members will still be allowed to hold one-on-one visitations using our normal security measures in the visitation lobby.
We are restricting movement and access to the back of the jail. Additional programs may be affected as we determine necessary for the safety and security of our facility, personnel, and inmates.
Sheriff Burkhalter believes that our new system is a necessary precaution to protect not only our staff and inmates but also the community as a whole. “In addition to our security measures in place now, we have also introduced new screening measures during the intake process designed to help identify potential health risks.” said Sheriff Burkhalter.
We will keep the public updated of any status changes or any further cancellations of programs as quickly as possible.
The FCSO is also initiating a restricted Fingerprinting/Background Checks process in our records division until further notice.
At this time, we are only processing fingerprints for Criminal Justice and School Employment. We are still processing Background Checks but no prints for the general public, with the exceptions of adoptions, medical license and traveling nurses.
“We are taking every reasonable precaution to protect our staff and inmates. This situation is very fluid, and we are monitoring it closely.” said Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. “Our number one priority is the safety and security of those within our facility and our community.” We will continue to update you as the situation changes.