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COVID-19 Visiting Rules

Introduction

As more Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including 70% of adults in custody, the Oregon Department of Corrections is launching "visiting pilots" at select institutions to begin the process of re-opening visiting. To view the special guidance for visiting during COVID-19 at your loved one's institution, please see below. 

All visitors should also review the general visiting guidelines and dress code to ensure processing does not take time away from their visit. 

Oregon State Penitentiary - NOW SCHEDULING

To keep everyone safe during visiting, the following protocols have been established for the OSP visiting pilot program: 

  • All visits must be pre-scheduled. Scheduling is now available on the ICS Corrections website and can be completed the same way as a video visitation. For more information or assistance, follow the step-by-step instructions or contact ICS Corrections (888) 646-9437.
  • Only one visit can be scheduled at a time to allow more family and friends the opportunity to visit their loved one. The allotted visit must be completed before another can be scheduled.
  • Visits will be approximately one hour long. OSP cannot account for visiting delays (such as a a visitor not having ID, wearing metal, not being current on their visiting status, etc.) or delays in retrieving AICs.
  • All visits will be non-contact and social distancing will be enforced. 
  • AICs in quarantine or isolation will not participate in visiting. 
  • The number of visitors allowed in the visiting room will be based on available space when utilizing social distancing. 
  • Visitors will be symptom screened and temperature checked; visitors who are sick or symptomatic will not be allowed to visit. 
  • Both AICs and visitors must always wear appropriate face coverings and will perform hand hygiene immediately before and after the visit. 
  • Visitors will be assigned to stations to allow for contact tracing. 
  • No food or drink will be allowed. 
  • No photo ops will be offered.
  • No toys, games, cards, or magazines will be accessible.
  • Tables, chairs and other high-touch surfaces will be disinfected between visitation groups; all areas, to include lobbies and restrooms, will be cleaned following the completion of visiting each day.

Columbia River Correctional Institution - NOW SCHEDULING

To keep everyone safe during visiting, the following protocols have been established for the CRCI visiting pilot program: 

  • Visiting will occur on the regularly scheduled days beginning June 6, 2021. Daytime visiting session will run for 40 minutes, with 25 minutes between for proper sanitization. Visits should be scheduled in advance on the ICS Corrections website and can be completed the same way as a video visitation. For more information or assistance, follow the step-by-step instructions or contact ICS Corrections (888) 646-9437.
  • The Dining Hall will be sanitized prior to use, between each visiting period, and after visiting has concluded with an electrostatic sprayer. 
  • Each AIC will be allowed 2 visitors per visit regardless of age. i.e. 2 adults or 1 adult and one child. 
  • Each AIC will be limited to one visit per week.
  • Visitors will be symptom screened and temperature checked; visitors who are sick or symptomatic will not be allowed to visit. 
  • Both AICs and visitors must always wear appropriate face coverings and will perform hand hygiene immediately before and after the visit. 
  • Visitors will be assigned to stations to allow for contact tracing. 
  • Plexiglass barriers will be used between the AIC and their visitors.
  • Once the visit is complete, the AIC will remain seated while visitors depart. Visitors will be processed out and exit the facility.
  • No objects will be brought into the facility unless necessary. Car key/etc. will be stored in lockers. After each visiting session, these lockers will be properly sanitized prior for the next visiting session. 
  • Vending machines WILL NOT be accessible to AICs or visitors.
  • No food or drink will be allowed. 
  • No photo ops will be offered.
  • No toys, games, cards, or magazines will be accessible.
  • Games and a play area for children will not be available. 
  • Failure to comply with any regulation will result in the termination of the visit.
  • Restrooms will be closed to the AICs during visiting. If there is a need to utilize the facilities, the AIC will return to his designated housing unit and the visit will be terminated. Restrooms will be available for the visitors during their scheduled session and will be sanitized between uses.

Oregon State Correctional Institution - NOW SCHEDULING

  • Starting June 14, 2021 OSCI in person visits will occur Sat/Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed from 8:15-10:45am and 1:00-3:45pm.
  • All visits must be pre-scheduled. Scheduling is now available on the ICS Corrections website and can be completed the same way as a video visitation. For more information or assistance, follow the step-by-step instructions or contact ICS Corrections (888) 646-9437.
  • For scheduling a BASIC visit (AIC in DSU, or sanctioned to BASIC visit) please contact Laura Ellison at 503-373-0173 at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance to schedule. Voicemail messages left at this number will not be considered a scheduled visit.
  • Only one visit per week can be scheduled at a time to allow more family and friends the opportunity to visit their loved one. You will be able to pre-schedule up to two weeks in advance. (two visits total).
  • Visit sessions will be approximately 2.5 hours long. OSCI cannot account for visiting delays (such as a visitor not having ID, wearing metal, not being current on their visiting status, etc.) or delays in retrieving AICs. Once you are inside for the visit, you may leave at any time, but will not be allowed re-entry. Even if you do not stay for the duration, it will still count as your one visit session per week.
  • All visits will be non-contact and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Each AIC will be allowed 2 visitors per visit regardless of age. i.e. 2 adults or 1 adult and one child.
  • Each AIC will be limited to one visit session per week.
  • AICs in quarantine or isolation will not participate in visiting.
  • The number of visitors allowed in the visiting room will be based on available space when utilizing social distancing. 
  • Visitors will be symptom screened and temperature checked; visitors who are sick or symptomatic will not be allowed to visit. 
  • Both AICs and visitors must always wear appropriate face coverings and will perform hand hygiene immediately before and after the visit. 
  • Visitors will be assigned to stations to allow for contact tracing. 
  • No food or drink will be allowed. 
  • No photo opportunities will be offered.
  • No toys, games, cards, or magazines will be accessible, nor the play area for children.
  • Tables, chairs and other high-touch surfaces will be disinfected between visitation groups; all areas, to include lobbies and restrooms, will be cleaned following the completion of visiting each day.
  • Vending machines WILL NOT be accessible to AICs or visitors.
  • Failure to comply with any regulation will result in the termination of the visit.
  • Restrooms will be available for the visitors during their scheduled session and will be sanitized between uses.
  • Visitors may not arrive on grounds before 8:00am or 12:45pm for their scheduled visiting session. Visitors may not park on our avenue or under our “No Parking” signs. Failure to abide by this could result in the termination of your scheduled visit. 
  • Once you have been directed to park on the OSCI grounds, please remain in the Visiting area until you number is called to come down for processing.

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility - NOW SCHEDULING

  • Starting June 21, 2021 CCCF in-person visits will begin. All visits must be pre-scheduled. Scheduling will be available starting June 14, 2021 on the ICS Corrections website and can be completed the same way as a video visitation. For more information or assistance, follow the step-by-step instructions or contact ICS Corrections (888) 646-9437.

General Information

  • If you are not feeling well, please do not come to Coffee Creek.
  • Visitors are expected to maintain six feet of distance between themselves, other visitors, staff, and AICs. Dots have placed in the visiting and waiting areas; please ensure you adhere to all signage, including dots.
  • Visits must be pre-scheduled through ICS Corrections at least three days in advance. If you need assistance, you can call ICS Corrections at (888) 506-8407.
  • Visitors should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of their schedule visit.
  • A privileged visit is limited to two visitors; there are no exceptions.
  • AICs are limited to one visit per week; this will be re-evaluated after two weeks to determine if the frequency can be increased.
  • Visitors and AICs are required to wear a cloth face covering throughout the visit.
  • Physical contact between visitors and AICs is prohibited and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Visitors and AICs will wash their hands prior to the entering the visiting room.
  • No food or drinks will be allowed during visiting; do not bring coins, debit cards or tokens to the visit.
  • Visitors and AICs are not permitted to visit with other AICs or visitors.

Prior to the Visit

All visitors will be temperature-screened via thermal scanner; anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees of or higher will be required to immediately leave the grounds.

All visitors will be screened for COVID-related symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

During Your Visit

  • Bathroom are closed during visiting.
  • No photographs will be taken.
  • Children’s play areas are closed.
  • No games, cards, or activities will be available.
  • Visitors are not allowed to bring in any items except required medications and necessities for babies.

At the Conclusion of the Visit

  • Visitors will line up to leave the visiting room; AICs will remain in their chairs.
  • Items placed in a locker prior to the visit must be collected prior to exiting the grounds.
  • Visitors are not allowed to loiter on facility premises and are expected to leave the facility and exit the grounds in a timely manner.
  • The visiting area and surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned before and between visiting sessions.


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