Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information:

The Lorain/Medina CBCF experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 during the month of July, 2020.  As of 08/27/2020, we have had no new reported symptoms in 28 days and have no one remaining in isolation.

New residents who have not been subject to quarantine in jail or prison prior to arrival at the facility, will be subject to a 14 day quarantine period at the facility.  All residents are encouraged to report symptoms to staff immediately.

The facility has resumed programming to residents in a manner consistent with the goals of the program.

We will continue to update this site as more information is available.


The Lorain/Medina CBCF activated its Covid-19 response plan on March 11, 2020 and has continued to re-evaluate that plan as information has become available from local, state and national health authorities, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the the Governor's Response team.

Members of the community who have symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature and cough or respiratory distress) or other illnesses will not be permitted to enter this facility for any purpose.

All individuals entering this facility, including staff and visitors, are screened for symptoms and those exhibiting symptoms will be required to leave the premises.

In response to the current health crisis and with the intent to limit the exposure of our staff and residents to COVID-19:

      • The facility lobby will be open and accessible for property drop offs and deposit kiosk access only, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The lobby will not be accessible at other times.

      • All individuals entering the facility will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19, including an infrared temperature scan. Those exhibiting symptoms (examples – elevated temperature, cough, difficulty breathing) will be required to leave the premises. Those unwilling to be screened should not enter the lobby.

      • On-site video visitation will not be available until further notice. We have made arrangements through our vendor, ICSolutions, for each resident to have one off site visit per week at no charge. You may still schedule a second visit, however, it will be at the regular cost.

The facility will otherwise continue to operate normally including accepting new residents, providing necessary programming and discharging residents when they have met completion criteria.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation through the current crisis. Our goal is to maintain the health and well being of both our residents and our staff. If you have questions or concerns regarding this or other issues, please email us at


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