Sheriff Steve Lawson is increasing safety measures once again at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.
Sheriff Lawson is requiring facemasks to be worn inside the jail facility by staff members, visiting law enforcement officers, deputies, and members of the public. He is also requesting that everyone continue to practice social distancing and encourages everyone to wash their hands often.
Additionally, to avoid crowding in the jail facility, all Jail Programs will be suspended for two weeks. The decision will be re-evaluated every two weeks. The public visitation lobby will remain open, but masks will be required.
Sheriff Lawson has also arranged a second offering of vaccinations for any inmate who wishes to receive the shot.
Those shots will be administered sometime late next week.