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Ventura County Jails Reopening To Visitors After Months-Long Shutdown To Public Over COVID-19 Safety


For the first time in months, people will be able to visit inmates in the Ventura County jail system.  The county’s two jails have been closed to the public since March because of the coronavirus crisis.

The Main Jail and the Todd Road Jail will reopen to visitors starting Monday.  There will be a number of COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

Social distancing will be required.  Inmates and visitors must wear face masks, with visits limited to a half hour to allow time for cleaning before the next group of people arrive.

Jail officials says with demand expected to be high, there may be times when all visitors may not be able to be accommodated.  And, as an alternative to those who are unable to wait or are in high risk groups, video visitation is still an option.