LEBANON, TN – Wilson County Sheriff Robert C. Bryan announced today he has implemented the following operational changes to reduce the chances of exposure to WCSO employees, inmates, program volunteers, and the public served by these programs as it relates to the Coronavirus, COVID-19.

The changes include the following:

• Inmate visitation will be limited to video/electronic visits only.
• Attorney visits will be allowed as normal (pending daily review)
• All Jail programs are suspended until further notice. These include Jail Ministry, AA, NA, GED, etc. Our Jail Chaplain will continue to coordinate our jail ministry and address special needs of inmates.
• All Senior Citizens Awareness Network (SCAN) home visits are suspended. The SCAN Director, Debbie Pare’ and Sgt. Don Witherspoon will continue to coordinate phone visits with program recipients and address emergency needs on a case by case basis. They can be reached by calling the SCAN office at 615-444-1412, ext 498 or 499.
• All new inmate intakes will be assessed immediately for any possible symptoms of the Coronavirus and appropriate steps will be taken by medical personnel to reduce exposure.
• All Sheriff’s Office programs are suspended until further notice, which include the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy and the Sheriff’s Explorer program.

The Jail administration will continue to ensure the correctional environment is sanitary and extra cleaning measures have been put into place to ensure the safety of correctional staff and inmates.

As of this date, no staff members or inmates present any symptoms of the virus. There are currently no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Wilson County according to the State Health Department. Sheriff Bryan urges citizens to keep up to date with current information provided by Tennessee Department of Health by visiting www.tn.gov/health