Juvenile Detention Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

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10650 Page Ave
Fairfax, VA 22030

Jason Houtz,
Superintendent

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FJDC COVID-19 In-Person Visitation (PLEASE READ ALL SECTIONS ON THIS PAGE)

As of March 9, 2022, in-person parental visitation and necessary professional in-person visitation will be allowed by appointment only.  JDC staff will require adherence with the COVID-19 precautions detailed below.

FJDC COVID-19 Prevention Strategies For Visitors, Volunteers and Guests

In accordance with the CDC Guidelines For Detention Facilities, the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center will observe two types of COVID-19 prevention strategies regarding program access and requirements for entry for Visitors, Volunteers and Guests. 

Strategies for Everyday Operations will be in effect when the Fairfax County Health Department determines the COVID-19 Community level is “Low”.

  • You are required to postpone your visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
  • You are asked to observe recommended hand sanitation/hygiene practices.
  • You are required to abide by standard FJDC Protocols regarding physical contact with residents.
  • Program staff may deny or terminate your visit at any time if they have concerns related to your observed health/symptoms.
  • You are not required to Engage in a screening process.
  • You are not required to wear a mask.
  • You are not required to observe COVID-19 social distancing practices.

Enhanced COVID-19 Prevention Strategies will be in effect when the Fairfax County Health Department determines the COVID-19 Community level is “Medium or High”.

  • You are required to engage in a screening process which includes a series of questions and a temperature screening.
  • Please observe recommended hand sanitation/hygiene practices.
  • You are required to observe COVID-19 social distancing practices.
  • You are required to wear a mask.
  • You are required to postpone your visit if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
  • Program access may be limited or suspended all together to non-essential personnel.
  • Program staff may deny or terminate your visit at any time if they have concerns related to your observed health/symptoms.

Common Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

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

Visitation Rules (General)

  1. No more than two visitors will be admitted on any visitation day without prior approval
  2. All visitors are required to:  
    • be an approved professional visitor
    • present a photo identification
    • pass through a metal detector; submit to a clothing search with a security wand if the detector sounds 
    • leave cell phones, purses, backpacks, and briefcases in automobiles – FJDC is unable to accept these items for storage behind the Front Desk  
    • leave vehicle keys at reception desk prior to entering facility
  3. Do not give anything directly to your client/child.
  4. Youth may not access any electronic devices for any reason.  Absolutely no taking of photos will be permitted.
  5. Children may not be left unsupervised in the lobby.
  6. Hostile, argumentative or disruptive visitors will be asked to leave immediately.

Appointment Scheduling

Appointments are made by contacting JDC's Reception Desk at 703-246-2844.  All visits will be scheduled on a first come first served basis. Appointments may be: 

  • scheduled up to seven days in advance of the date of the visit
  • scheduled the same day as the intended visit, but made at least 2 hours in advance

Professional Visits

JDC can only accommodate three separate professional visits simultaneously and no more than two visitors can be in attendance

  • Professional visits can be scheduled weekly from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM, excluding meal times (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
  • Visits are scheduled in 1/2 hour blocks; 2 consecutive blocks of time maximum may be pre-scheduled
  • Visitors may request additional time blocks on the day of the appointment; these will be granted based on schedules and availability

In-Person Visitation COVID Precautions

  • All visits will occur by appointment only. Persons arriving to JDC that have not made a prescheduled appointment will not be granted a visitation.
  • Professionals visitations are limited only to persons directly tied to the resident’s court case such as attorney, probation officer, GAL, social worker
  • For the foreseeable future the visitation process for all in-person visits will require additional spacing and other precautions to minimize any risk of exposure to COVID-19
  • All visitation will be non-contact only. No physical contact can occur to include hugging, kissing or hand shaking.
  • Youth in COVID-19 medical isolation or quarantine will not be permitted to participate with in-person visits. Please call ahead to ensure the status of youth prior to arriving at JDC. 
  • Hand Washing  
    • visitors will be asked to wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to leaving the reception area to commence the visitation
  • Spacing 
    • Visits will occur using appropriate spacing of visitor to resident as directed by JDC staff 

Symptom Screening - Only applies during times when FJDC is observing Enhanced COVID-19 Prevention Strategies

  • All visitors will submit to a verbal symptom screening upon arrival to the facility consisting of screening information related to COVID-19 and an agreement to comply with infection control practices
  • Any person who has a flagged indicator on the symptom screening including observation of health concerns by the screening manger will be denied access to the facility, including
    • Visitors exhibiting active coughing or difficulty breathing
    • Any person with a low-grade fever (99.8° and above) or any other reported or observed symptoms of COVID-19 
    • Any visitor who has been in contact with or tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days or has been directed to quarantine or isolate related to a COVID-19 diagnosis 

VISITOR COVID-19 SELF SCREENING PRIOR TO ENTRY

Visitors should not enter the facility if: 

  • Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (not due to another health condition)
    • Fever, chills
    • Respiratory and flu-like symptoms (includes cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose)
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms (includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain)
  • Tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days
  • Within the past 14 days there has been close contact with anyone confirmed or diagnosed by a healthcare provider as being positive for COVID-19
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