Recognizing the importance and value of family visitation our agency has continued to work closely with the Westchester County Health Department and the New York State Commission of Corrections throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic to determine when it would be safe to resume some form of on-site family visits. As part of that collaboration we are now preparing to resume limited “Pre Scheduled” non-contact family visitation beginning Monday, March 14, 2022. This date and related provisions are subject to change and visitation can be suspended again should there be an increased infection rate at our agency, or if COVID-19 conditions change in our region. I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented and extraordinary times. - Commissioner Joseph K. Spano

The following provisions/guidelines will be in place to support the new visitation process:

  1. All visits must be scheduled via telephone in advance - there will be no walk up appointments.

  2. Incarcerated individuals will be limited to one (45) minute visit per week (Monday through Friday). This schedule is designed to ensure that interested family members have an opportunity to safely visit once weekly and to provide staff the opportunity to clean and disinfect visitation areas between visits.

  3. All family visits will be non-contact at this time and take place in secure booth areas-no exceptions.

  4. Incarcerated individuals in quarantine or isolation will not be permitted to visit until they are cleared by medical services.

  5. All visitors should report to the Jail Post-1 entrance location 20 minutes prior to the start of their scheduled visit.

  6. As part of the screening process visitors will have to fill out a questionnaire and have their temperatures checked. If an individual’s temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher or the individual is showing any “COVID-19” symptoms, the visitor will be turned away. He/she can return at a later date, once medically cleared by a physician. Visitors must adhere to all relevant Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

  7. All visitors must bring and wear a face mask/covering before entering our facility grounds. When visitors enter our main visitation lobby they will be provided with a surgical mask that must be worn during the visit. Incarcerated individuals will also wear a surgical face mask during the visit. This is consistent with the current State Department of Health rules for correctional facilities.

  8. Social distancing will be enforced including maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people.

  9. Out of the abundance of caution a maximum of one (1) adult and one child under the age of eighteen (18) will be allowed to visit at this time. Any visitor under the age of eighteen (18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will be required to provide proof of relationship i.e. birth certificate or guardianship documentation.

Our agency will closely monitor this new limited visitation process and through collaboration with the Westchester County Health Department and State Commission of Correction will modify as deemed appropriate and safe.

Failure to follow any of the above mentioned rules may result in the visit being terminated.

The new call-in scheduling process will begin on Thursday, March 10, 2022. To schedule a visit, family members must call (914) 231-4116 Monday to Friday (Excluding Holidays) between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (All calls will be recorded for quality assurance). Visits can only be scheduled up to one week in advance.

To expedite the signup process please be prepared to provide your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address at the time of scheduling.

You are also encouraged to print out COVID-19 questionnaire, fill it out and bring it with you on your scheduled visitation day.

The current available visitation time slots are as follows:

 9 to 9:45 a.m.
10 to 10:45 a.m.
11 to 11:45 a.m.
1 to1:45 p.m
2 to 2:45 p.m.
3 to 3:45 p.m.
4 to 4:45 p.m.