Grundy County inmate visitation temporarily suspended due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities in Grundy County are temporarily suspending inmate visitation due to an increase of COVID-19 cases.

According to a Facebook post on the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office page, inmate visitation will be suspended for two weeks.

The Sheriff’s Office posted the following statement:

“Our mission is to ensure the well being of our inmates and their loved ones as well as our staff and their loved families.”

No other information was immediately released.

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