WHITESTOWN — Inmate visitation at the Oneida County Jail will reopen on a transitional schedule after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol said visitations will resume on Wednesday, July 21. They will continue on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maciol said visitations were halted at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, with families and inmates relying on video visitation.
“This is beginning on a trial basis to ensure everyone’s health and safety,” officials said. “Due to the nature of the pandemic, these requirements may change at any time and possibly without notice.”
All visitors and inmates will be required to wear masks at all times during the visitation, regardless of vaccination, officials said. COVID screenings and temperature checks will also be conducted.
Anyone wishing to visit an inmate at the county jail is asked to call ahead to the Sheriff’s Office at 315-765-2380.