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OCSD COVID-19 Updates

For all health-related information related to the Novel Coronavirus, or any informationrelated to the County of Orange response to COVID-19, visit the OC Health Care Agency’s website by clicking the banner above.


This information is intended to be a resource for the public on Sheriff’s Department-specific action related to the Novel Coronavirus. All information provided on this website is subject to change and will be re-evaluated and updated on an ongoing basis.

Operational Impacts

The Sheriff’s Department will continue to provide emergency services throughout the county. Several temporary changes have been implemented to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19 for both our personnel and the public.

Most Sheriff’s Department buildings and contract city police services substations are are now open to the public. 

Patrol deputies will utilize discretion in responding to calls for service that require social contact. Where possible, deputies will call reporting parties and take necessary reports over the phone.

In addition, community service officers and motor deputies will not respond to non-injury traffic collisions unless vehicles are disabled in the roadway or creating a hazard.

An online option for filing lost property reports currently is available to residents HERE.

Inmate Health & Safety







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The Sheriff’s Department has taken proactive steps to safeguard the health and safety of those in our custody. We have implemented temperature screening for every person who enters our jail facilities, including inmates, Sheriff’s personnel, and outside agencies booking an inmate.

In partnership with the County Health Care Agency’s Correctional Health Services, the Department also has enhanced symptom screening for jail intake. 

Several additional temporary changes have been implemented in the Orange County jail facilities to further protect the public, staff and those in Sheriff’s Department custody.

All newly booked inmates are placed into a 14-day quarantine and are tested for COVID-19 prior to being housed in general population. If any inmate shows COVID-19 symptomology, the inmate is isolated from the general population and tested. Additionally, any inmates who may have been exposed to the virus are quarantined for 14 days, and tested for COVID-19 prior to being rehoused in general population and resuming normal court appearances.