Oklahoma Department of Corrections Cancels Visitations During Pandemic

Mar 13, 2020

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is canceling all visitation and all volunteer access to facilities effective at 6 p.m. today. This decision was made to keep staff, inmates and volunteers safe from the spread of COVID-19 inside the facilities.

DOC says they are taking several proactive preventative steps, including screening all new inmate arrivals for symptoms of COVID-19 and suspending all inmate security movements, with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.

The department says they will reassess the situation weekly to see if the cancelation of visitations should continue.