VBSO COVID-19 response and cancellations

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office is taking every possible precaution to safeguard the health and safety of every person living and working inside the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. In consultation with health officials and federal, state and local leadership, we continue to closely monitor the situation and take proactive measures to reduce the potential of exposure in the jail.  Current efforts include:

  • Heightened screening of arrestees prior to entering the facility
  • Testing symptomatic inmates for COVID-19
  • Issuing masks to general population inmates
  • Stocking of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Reminding everyone to take universal health precautions, such as frequent hand washing
  • Reducing the jail population
  • Limiting inmate movement between housing units in the jail
  • Vaccinating inmates and staff (vaccinations are voluntary)

The Virginia Beach Courthouse is no longer operating under the Judicial Emergency order issued by the Supreme Court of Virginia, which expired on June 22, 2022. As a result, face masks and health screenings are no longer required for entry into the building.

All other operations have returned to normal pre-COVID conditions.

Please check here and/or our social media sites for additional information about steps we are taking to monitor and prepare for the potential spread of the coronavirus. As always, the health and safety of the community, the inmates, and the deputies and civilians of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office is our top priority.

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