To: Attorneys of those in custody of SCDOC
Date: July 1, 2020
From: Chris Brackett, Superintendent
The Strafford County Department of Corrections is committed to the safety and well-being of those who are both detained and who work here.
Due to the continued concerns related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Strafford County Department of Corrections shall continue the requirement of masks. Upon entry to the facility, the mask protocol still remains in effect. Screening shall continue as well in accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations. The masks are a requirement to have a visit with the individual or individuals you are here to visit. Masks are also a requirement for those in custody that come to meet with you. In the event that either party chooses to not participate in this mandate, the visit is subject to termination. We ask for your assistance in ensuring that all parties are wearing masks at all times.
Strafford County DOC also provides non-contact visits that allow privileged communication between an attorney and their client. In addition, SCDOC offers communication via ZOOM for Attorneys and their clients. For more information on this, please contact the Classification Department for more information.
Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate this National health emergency.
Superintendent, Strafford County Department of Corrections
NOTICE OF BUILDING CLOSURE
EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:
- Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;
- Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and
- Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.
For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.
All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).
Raymond F. Bower
Raymond F. Bower
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