Please see important information regarding COVID-19 safety precautions that are in place for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and thank you for helping us stop the spread of COVID-19.

General Information

  • Alachua County Sheriff’s Office employees are required to wear masks when interacting with the public upon request.
  • When possible, some functions of the Sheriff’s Office will be handled via telephone or video instead of in person.

ACSO Administration Building and Communications Center

  • Our lobbies will remain open at this time.

Department of the Jail

  • Effective October 11, 2022, face coverings and masks are no longer required for employees and staff at the jail until further notice, except for those actively working with inmates during the booking-in process. those in COVID-19 quarantine housing, or first appearance.
  • COVID testing will be required during booking and prior to reclassification from a quarantined area for new arrestees/inmates.
  • Sanitation procedures and schedules are in place throughout the facility and preventative measures such as handwashing are required are encouraged.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks are available for use, and authorized for any employee who is more comfortable wearing them.
  • Not all those with COVID show symptoms, not even an elevated fever. In an effort to ensure staff, inmates and the general public stay as safe as possible, all visitors entering the jail will be screened by Lobby Staff asking the following questions, if which the answer is “yes,” entry to the jail will not be permitted :
    • Have you experienced fever or chills in the last 48 hours?
    • Do you have a new or unexplained cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
    • Do you have a new or unexplained loss of taste or smell?
    • Are you isolating or quarantining because you tested positive for COVID 19 or are worried that you have been exposed to COVID 19?