Yellowstone County jail screening visitors, arrestees for coronavirus

Posted at 11:51 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 13:52:44-04

BILLINGS - The Yellowstone County jail is screening visitors and arrestees for the coronavirus.

Capt. Roger Bodine, who oversees jail operations, said in a Facebook post Tuesday that visitors, including lawyers, are screened outside the facility and will not be allowed inside if they do not meet sheriff's office guidelines.

Those who have been arrested and brought to the jail will be screened in the booking area. If they are found to have signs or symptoms of the virus they will not be allowed further into the facility and returned to the custody of the arresting law enforcement officer.

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