The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office in the Courthouse basement will be closed for 2 weeks due to 2 separate Deputy Sheriff’s contact with an individual who has tested POSITIVE for the Covid-19 virus. This was NOT an individual that the Deputies had arrested or had contact with on a call for service. Due to the fact that the Sheriff’s Office is in a confined area of the basement, the front office will be closed to public access during the 2 week period. During this time the office will be properly cleaned and disinfected.
This closure WILL NOT affect emergency preparedness or emergency response.
Courthouse Security, Patrol Deputies, Civil Division, Training Division, Transport Division, and the Jail Division were not affected by this issue. These Divisions will continue mission essential duties.