State Restrictions Related to COVID-19

On Friday, March 13, 2020 President Trump declared a national state of emergency. According to ICJ Policy 05-2009 Emergency Guidelines, states “will follow their state’s guidelines and procedures for managing, locating, and supervising juveniles in the event of an emergency. . .” Therefore, information regarding any restrictions imposed by other states is particularly important at this time.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of information, please note that the restrictions listed below may not reflect the most recent information available. Please check with State ICJ Offices for the most up-to-date information. Unless a specific contact number is indicated below, please reference the ICJ State Offices Directory for all contact information.

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State Visit Restrictions Airport Restrictions Contact Number Other Information
Alabama
Alaska All state of Alaska public schools are closed until May 1st. In-person visitation is suspended at DJJ facilities, any approved visitors (such as attorneys) are provided a health screening questionnaire. In-person field and office contact by JPOs is limited to emergency contacts. All non-essential probation meetings and check-ins will be conducted by phone or videoconferencing. None at this time. 907-465-1389 The Alaska Court System is restricting visitor access to courthouses, operating with reduced staffing, and limiting in-person hearings. Courthouse restrictions and limitations vary by location. All people arriving in Alaska, whether resident, worker, or visitor, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Arizona All schools in Arizona are now closed until 4/10/2020. None reported at this time. 480-229-483 Arizona has issued a stay at home except for those jobs classified as essential. The order has also restricted all restaurants/bars to take out or delivery services only in county that have at least one positive case.
Arkansas AR DYS is requiring that before an out-of-state runaway can be returned to our State, they must be screened (not tested) for Covid-19. Similar screenings will be done on runaways held in AR before they are returned to their Home State. None 501-682-1929 Schools in AR have been closed until 4-17-20. There is a curfew in Little Rock for juveniles and adults.
California School districts have been closed for at least 30 days. Some counties have advised staying home/indoors. The governor's office has approved suspending ICJ and ICAOS transfers and travel permits for 30 days. California Probation office restrictions regarding contacts with juveniles under their current open cases will differ per county. No restrictions announced at this time. 916-683-7772 Depending on the county, other restrictions such as closures of restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters are in effect. Continue to email the CA ICJ office with update request as needed.
Colorado Colorado is now under a State Wide Stay at Home Mandate. All Schools and Colleges remain closed until further notice. Everything in the State is closed with the except of Hospitals, Grocery Stores, Medical offices and drive thru or carry out Restaurants. The ICJ office, Parole and Probation Offices continue to work remotely. The courts are open but with limited staff. DIA remains open. However no Airport Supervision will be provided while the Stay at Home Mandate is in effect. Please continue to contact Commissioner Foxworth via email, as the phones can't be forwarded at this time.
Connecticut All schools have been closed for a minimum of 2 weeks. All gyms, restaurants, casinos, and movie theaters have been closed. Court hearings for juveniles will be held in only 2 locations, Bridgeport and Hartford. Probation will have limited staff available to perform day to day operations. Entrance to detention centers is limited to staff and contractors only. Travel permits into and out of Connecticut have been postponed. None at this time. 860-461-5686 Additional questions can be sent to Deputy Compact Administrator Jason Criscio via email jason.criscio@jud.ct.gov. Also, Commissioner Tasha Hunt will be available by cell phone (860) 461-5686
Delaware Schools closed two weeks, No out of state travel. None; Philadelphia is open. 302-633-2698 Interstate team except Commissioner is working remotely and may be reached by email. Commissioner's work cell is 302-304-2989
District of Columbia All contact with youths will occur via telephone or other media means such as Skype, Facetime and Whats APP. Schools are temporarily closed beginning 03/14/2020 through 03/31/2020. Curfew contacts will be conducted via telephone. Schools are closed, as such the required school visits are suspended until schools re-open. No restrictions announced at this time. 202-368-8649 The District of Columbia announced effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All DC Agency have an existing telework policy. All District Government Agencies, have provided guidance for maintaining essential functions and operations of our agencies during special emergency response circumstances. We are continuing to identify the additional steps that need to be taken during this time as the response to COVID-19 unfolds.
Florida FL DJJ Office of Health Services developed COVID-19 guidance for facilities serving DJJ youth which includes CDC criteria on how to assess and care for youth who are exhibiting fever and respiratory symptoms, environmental cleaning & disinfection recommendations. Schools closed until April 15 (subject to change). Most residential facilities are not allowing visits. Florida’s ITN/STARS (Statewide Transportation and Relocation System) is shut down until further notice. (NO Extradition movement) None at this time. (850) 717-2595 As of 3/26/20: private transport services are temporarily suspended. Other restrictions: Restaurants are limited to drive-thru and take-out only, bars, clubs, gyms and movie theaters are closed. Non-essential travel for state employees is suspended until further notice. Continue to email the FL ICJ office with update request as needed. Effective, April 2, 2020: Florida ICJ Office is mandated to follow the Executive Order of the Governor 20-91 and will be telecommuting with limited staff in the office, until further notice.

Email: InterstateCompact2@djj.state.fl.us
Phone: Agnes Denson (850) 322-2197 or Tracy Howard (850) 408-0676
Georgia At this time, GA has suspended airport surveillance. 404-508-6556 Alternate contact number: 404-683-8606. Regarding returns, GA will inquire about the health status of any youth, prior to return. GA will proceed with returns of youth that are not currently exhibiting symptoms and have had no direct exposure to the Covid-19 virus.
Hawaii Public Schools are closed to 4/7/20. Several Private Schools doing online classes. The University of Hawaii and small Colleges are doing online classes. Juvenile Parole suspended non-essential travel for their employees; no face to face visits. Any mainland cases receiving courtesy supervision limited to phone contact. Juvenile Probationers to contact their JPO for instructions. All Judiciary Facilities including courthouses closed to the public through April 30, 2020 3/17/20: Gov. Ige strongly encouraged our visitors to postpone their vacations for at least the next 30-days and reschedule for a later date. UPDATE 3/18/20: Kauai Island airport is closed to incoming and outgoing travel. UPDATE 3/22/2020: Mandatory 14-day Quarantine for incoming visitors/residents effective 3/26/20. 808-954-8224 Effective 3/25/2020: Governor Ige issued proclamation "All persons in the State must stay home or in their place of residence shall take effect on 3/25/20 at 12:01am and remain in place until 11:59pm on April 30, 2020. All schools closed until 4/30/2020 with online classes beginning April 1. https://health.hawaii.gov/docd/advisories/novel-coronavirus-2019. UPDATE: 3/31/20 @ midnight-travel ban from inter island to inter island. 14-day quarantine for those not abiding by inter island travel ban
Idaho Juvenile Correctional Settings have implemented a screening process for visitors. The Governor of Idaho has just issued a 21-day Stay-at-Home Order, effective 3/25/2020, for all non-essential businesses. None as of 3/26/2020 208-577-5406 At this time, Idaho has not instituted travel restrictions but we will share information as soon as we get it. For developing information, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) and https://coronavirus.idaho.gov for information on COVID-19 in Idaho. ICJ Office is telecommuting. Alternate contact number is 775-842-5366.
Illinois Schools are closed until March 30 (subject to change). State government is not authorizing any travel out of an employee assigned area. Probation has assigned agents to work from home as well as the Probation ICJ Office. Local courthouses and probation offices are limiting probation visits. Cook County court operations, both criminal and civil, will be postponed for nearly a month. Parole/aftercare has been assigned to work remotely from their assigned offices. No Surveillance Limited visits to correctional facilities are allowed. Only critical positions are allowed to enter facilities. Only emergency transports and extraditions are being done. Local restaurants and bars has been ordered not to dine-in, but take out and delivery are still open. Screening tools are in place for those who must make contact with families. Most courts are closed and staff is working from home. The Department of Juvenile Justice is working remotely from home. Parole: runaways and accused - Tomiko Frierson office: 708.709.3382; cell 708.613.1419. Probation: Holly Kassaube cell 217 481-7428
Indiana Schools closed until May 1st. Local counties are continuing to exercise social distancing which directly impacts the ability to conduct home/facility/school visits for field officers and their ability to maintain face to face appointments. Many local counties, including the compact office staff are working remotely from home and utilizing technology as a workaround. Citizens are urged to stay indoors with travel limited to essentials such as work, seeking medical care or purchasing food and supplies. Indiana is creatively implementing alternative procedures to maintain operations, community safety and compliance during this difficult time. The compact office is working remotely. Please continue to contact our staff in the usual manner and leave a detailed message. The message will immediately convert to an email and alert the compact staff. We can quickly assist you using this back-up method.
Iowa Most schools are closed until April 10th (subject to change), most home visits are being done over the phone/video conferencing. Out of state travel restricted. Many staff are now working from home. Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions. 515-725-4068 IA governor has issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency. All bars and recreational facilities are closed. Restaurants are operating as drive through or carry out only
Kansas
Kentucky No home visits, no facility visits by KY DJJ staff. No regular court docket until April 24 or later. Public and private schools cancelled. DJJ staff are not permitted to travel out of state. Detention Centers are closed to visitors. Travel Permits are not being issued. If emergency, travel permits will be reviewed by KY DJJ Commissioner No airport restrictions at this time. All Kentucky State Government Office have been closed to the public. Any Department of Juvenile Justice employees traveling outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky, unless for the exceptions listed, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. The best way to reach Kentucky ICJ is DJJKentuckyInterstate@KY.Gov
Louisiana Staff are not allowed to make contact with any youth, as it relates to supervision, many courts are currently closed, some officers are on call in the event a need arises. None known 225-922-0614
Maine
Maryland CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES: Maryland DPSCS is suspending all visits to correctional facilities. The department will provide free phone calls and video visitation for inmates. MD DJS has suspended all face-to-face contacts, home and community-based visitation(s); however, interview/investigation for incoming OOS Courtesy Supervision is being processed via telephone and virtual means (facetime) Airports are closed to the public. Must have a ticket to gain access. 410-230-3200 At this time there are no confirmed cases in Maryland Juvenile Detention Facilities. The MD Courts are closed to the public. MANDATORY TELEWORK: Mandatory telework began Friday, March 13, 2020 for non-essential state employees.
Massachusetts: Parole Face-to-face, community-based visits are scaled back but not completely halted. Teams are using discretion based on need. Contact will primarily be maintained through phone and virtual platforms (e.g. Zoom). None at this time. 617-908-7025
Massachusetts: Probation Massachusetts courts will be closed to the public, except to conduct emergency hearings that cannot be resolved through a videoconference or telephonic hearing, through April 6. Probation staff are NOT conducting any home visits or other types of field supervision. Massachusetts is suspending all transfer requests in and out of the state for the next 30 days. Limited Travel Permit Requests K-12 Schools closed through April 7. 617-557-0234 Back up contacts- Michael Coelho, 617-839-6806. Stephania Cueva, 978-376-7036
Michigan Visits to residential treatment facilities are limited under Governor Whitmer Executive Order 2020-07. ICJ surveillance services in Michigan are suspended until further notice. Airlines are expected to operate reduced flight schedules and some flights may be subject to cancellation. 517-335-4256 Additional Information Updated 2 April 2020. Governor Whitmer Executive Order 2020-21 (Stay Home/Stay Safe) in effect starting 1201AM 24 March. Processes that involve courts or youth transport may be delayed. Michigan ICJ office staff are working from out of the office. Michigan schools remain closed now through end of school year. Wayne County (including Detroit), and adjacent Oakland/Macomb County are experiencing a large amount of Michigan’s COVID-19 cases. Revised guidance 1 April 2020 March. In cases where face to face visits must occur to address an immediate child health or safety concern, caseworkers are instructed to communicate with their supervisor for guidance on how to proceed with in-person contact to mitigate risk of staff exposure. For all required contacts that are not to address an immediate child health or safety concern, allowable alternatives should be used. Allowable alternatives include phone calls, Skype, Facetime, or other technology that allows verification of child safety and ability to address identified concerns.

Send emails to MDHHS-MI-ICJ@michigan.gov. Alternate contact number is 517-241-9788.
Minnesota K-12 schools closed at this time. None Known 651-361-7321
Mississippi 769-798-0234
Missouri We are making decisions daily regarding strategies to meet the needs of our youth in this rapidly changing and unprecedented environment. At this time, non-essential in person contact is suspended. Staff will remain in contact with youth and families by phone and skype. Any necessary in person visits will occur only after confirmation that all parties are asymptomatic and with significant distancing. 573-751-1283
Montana MSuspension of non-mandatory transfers through April 16. Suspension of travel permits without prior approval. No direct contact with juveniles (use of phone/Skype/email). Our compact office remains open at this time with regular phone and email communication channels available to address any issues.
Nebraska The NE Judicial Branch has suspended out-of-state travel for 30 days and in-state travel is limited to only mission-essential functions. Each NE Probation District will determine the level of engagement with juveniles/families based on current circumstances. (402) 471-0332
Nevada Schools are closed until at least 4/6/2020. Home visits and field work are restricted as well as office visits. Only essential out-of-state travel is permitted. The NV ICJ office is working remotely, best way to reach us is by email. Gladys Olivares (golivares@dcfs.nv.gov) and Destiny Hernandez (Destiny.Hernandez@dcfs.nv.gov).
New Hampshire On 3/26/20 Governor issued a Stay at Home Order thru 5/4/20. Schools closed until 5/4/20. Residential facilities not allowing face to face visits on or off site. Courts closed and only hearing urgent matters, such as juvenile placements, telephonically. Local district offices closed to the public. Face to face meetings with juveniles/families are only if immediate safety concern cannot be mitigated through video conferencing. All routine supervision checks completed through video conferencing. None at this time 603-573-1590 All non-essential out of state travel is banned at this time. Caitlyn Bickford continues to be the contact for all ICJ matters. I am working remotely until further notice and can be reached by email or 603-573-1590.
New Jersey All schools and colleges are closed. Juvenile probation supervision/visits may be adjusted depending on classification/supervision level of case. NJ ICJ will be working remotely. Please continue to use regular ICJ contact information.
New Mexico Any out of state juveniles will not be subject to a home visit from JJS staff for up to 14 days or until cleared medically by negative COVID19 test. No out of state travel is allowed. School is cancelled for 3 weeks. None at this time. 3/23/20: No groups of 5 or more, only essential businesses open, all others must close or face fines and or jail. NM ICJ is teleworking. All schools cancelled for rest of the year as of 3/31/2020
New York: Parole Currently there is limited movement within the state, most schools will be closed until 4/15 with others completely closing for the school year. Travel Permits will be handled on a case by case basis. Field staff will be in contact with assigned youth and will conduct their interviews as best practices allow using social distancing and good hygiene practices. NY will not be able to provide airport surveillance at this time. 518-473-4512 If a request for runaway apprehension is submitted, please ensure that a requisition is submitted along with NCIC entry.
New York: Probation The New York State Probation Compact Office will be telecommuting for the next 2 weeks. All staff will have access to their work email accounts, which are listed in the national directory, and all questions or issues should be submitted in that form, with a copy to matthew.charton@dcjs.ny.gov. For emergency situations that need immediate assistance, please contact Probation DCA Matt Charton at 518-708-5338.
North Carolina Home visits are currently suspended. North Carolina field staff are maintaining contact with juveniles and families via telephone. Facilities have restricted visitation. Schools are closed until May 15. North Carolina courts closed through April 17 with exception to custody/detention hearings. Out-of-State travel on a case by case basis limited to emergencies only. By Executive Order, a state-wide “shelter-in-place” order goes in effect at 5:00PM on March 30th for thirty (30) days. Airport surveillances have been suspended until April 30th. North Carolina’s major airports; Charlotte-Douglas and Raleigh-Durham remain open currently with reduced flight schedules. Air travel will be considered on an individual basis. (919) 324-6396 Travel is to be limited to essential activities, essential government operations, and essential business and activities related to COVID-19.
North Dakota Out of state travel is extremely limited. All visits with people outside of the office are suspended and Skype will be used when possible. No outside agency people allowed in offices as this time. 701-328-3936
Ohio State Juvenile Parole: Home visits allowed for high risk youth and sex offenders. All other contact will be made via phone/video for parole youth. County Juvenile Probation: Contact Ohio ICJ Office for county-specific restrictions. All travel for State of Ohio employees has been halted unless it is deemed "mission critical". In-person meetings suspended. Juvenile correctional facilities suspended visitation. A "stay at home order" for Ohio effective at 11:59 pm March 23 to April 6 Airports remains open. Coordination for transport to and from airports will be very difficult. 614-466-2788 All schools in Ohio have been cancelled for at least the next 3 weeks. Restaurants and bars have been ordered to close. Barbers hops, hair salon, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas are now closed. Restaurants are take out only. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles is now closed. Many courts are operating under restricted dockets. All employers are encouraged to screen employees at the beginning of every work day. Please continue to contact the Ohio ICJ Office for any case or county specific questions.
Oklahoma Face-to-face and home visits are prohibited. All residential juvenile justice facilities have ended visitation at this time. None at this time. 405-990-3801
Oregon 3/23/20: Stay at Home Executive Order in effect until terminated. Parole/Probation: Home visits & field work restricted. Please contact Oregon ICJ Office regarding any county specific restrictions on probation cases. OYA facilities & secure detention centers visitations are canceled & restricted visitation is allowed for youth's attorneys & JPPO's/Probation Officers if needed. Only essential transports will be conducted including ICJ, and due to safety concerns regarding a youth or court ordered No airport restrictions at this time. 503-373-7569 Schools are closed until the end of April 2020. All non-essential travel is prohibited and non-essential businesses have been ordered to close while this Executive Order is in place. Please contact Oregon ICJ Office if you have any questions pertaining to this Executive Order. Please note that this information is emergent and subject to change. The Oregon ICJ Office is working remotely and will remain open at this time.
Pennsylvania All PA public schools are closed for 2 weeks starting 3/16/20 to 3/30/20.Many PA JPOs are not having face to face contact with the public until further notice Philadelphia International Airport surveillance team is unavailable, please find direct flights or flights with layovers in other states until further notice PA interstate staff are teleworking from home through 3/30/20. Any paper USPS/FedEx/UPS mail will not be processed until 3/30/20. Please email everything electronically to the extent you are able (email Amanda Behe abehe@pa.gov or Natalie Primak nprimak@pa.gov).
Rhode Island RI is not conducting face to face contacts at this time. We are utilizing Skype, FaceTime, phone contacts and other technology to see as many youth as possible. The Governor has ordered that anyone arriving via the RI Airport, domestic and international, self quarantine for 14 days. We have not ever been asked to do airport surveillance. Given that, I would say we cannot provide surveillance under the current circumstances. If there were an emergency, we would address that on a case by case basis. 401-528-3520
South Carolina SC Department of Juvenile Justice has suspended visitation at all secure facilities an alternative placement sites for days (April 14th). Only essential external functions and personnel will be allowed in our facilities. None 803-896-8088 Secondary contact number is 803-896-9351
South Dakota
Tennessee Governor Lee authorized all schools to stay closed and authorized state employees to work from home through April 24, 2020. Agency staff are supervising youth via telephone and face to face if youth are deemed high risk. Agency staff have been advised to administer a health questionnaire prior to making face to face contacts, including home visits. Visitation to residential facilities is prohibited. Juvenile Courts are not closed but are only hearing urgent matters. None at this time Agency staff is prohibited from out of state air travel. Compact office staff are working and accessible via normal communication channels. We will strive to meet deadlines; however, in some situations this crisis may create a barrier to meeting established deadlines.
Texas JPOs in at least two major counties will not visit any youth in the field and will only supervise by telephone. More are expected to enact similar policies soon. No work related or out of state travel for most state agencies. As of 3/18/20, Texas' airport supervision provider will not be able to go to the airport to do airport supervision at this time. Airport supervision at DFW and Houston (Bush Intl) is suspended until further notice. Texas ICJ will be working from home starting Thursday 3/19/20. Email or communication request is the best way to reach us.
Utah All probation related visits and appointments (intake, office, home, school) have been suspended. Telecommuting is mandatory. Probation is encouraged to conduct meetings with families via phone communication. Employee travel has been limited and in some cases prohibited, which may affect transports to local airports and airport surveillance. Mission critical hearings will be conducted by video conferencing. 3/19/20: Salt Lake City International Airport is operational. 801-578-3857
Vermont All prior ICJ approvals where the juvenile has not relocated are suspended. No face-to-face meetings or home visits. Alternate communication will be utilized. VT Governor issued a Stay At Home Stay Safe Order that goes into effect at 5pm on 3/25/2020. As a result of this order, Amtrak will not be providing service to VT at this time. 802-735-6104 Starting 3/18/2020 ICJ will be teleworking until further notice. Schools, restaurants, gyms, and businesses are ordered to be closed.
Virgin Islands
Virginia Home & field visits are being made via telephone and video, when possible. Out-of-state travel has been suspended for 30 days. Visitation to correctional centers has been suspended. Local detentions centers have varied policies regarding visitation. Air travel from airports with international flights are suspended. Other air travel will be considered on individual basis. Schools now closed for the year. Court restrictions in place and most localities are closed to the public. Non-essential business are closed. Stay-at-home order issued until 6/10/20.
Washington Entire state on "Stay at Home Order" as of 3/24/20. No in-person contact statewide for probation/parole until further notice. All contacts for youth via phone. None known as of 3/13/2020 360-485-5113 All schools throughout state are closed through April 27th. ICJ staff teleworking until further notice.
West Virginia Juvenile correctional facilities and detention centers have stopped all visitation; all schools are closed; State employee travel ban in effect. 304-558-4281
Wisconsin As of 03/18/2020: Per Wisconsin Division of Juvenile Corrections' Administration, WI will NO LONGER be accepting Travel Permits (of any kind) or Transfer of Supervision requests from the four states that have been elevated to level 3 status at this time. Those states include Illinois, Washington, California, and New York. Please check directly with the airport's website for information about any restrictions that may be in place due to COVID-19. 608-240-5931 First Contact is Joy Swantz at Contact Number list. Second Contact: 608-240-5918