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ADOC COVID-19 Preparedness Update

ADOC COVID-19 Updates

March 29, 2022


The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is pleased to announce that it has been deemed safe by relevant health experts to further expand the Department’s modified in-person visitation protocols.

Effective April 2, 2022:

  • visits will be expanded from one (1) hour to two (2) hours;
  • the total number of allowed visitors per visit will be increased from two (2) to four (4);
  • the six-foot social distancing requirement will be lifted;
  • the plexiglass barrier will be removed;
  • physical contact will be allowed at entry and exit of the visit;
  • vending food and drinks will be allowed.

Effective March 28, 2022, the Department has changed its mask policy from required to optional for staff and inmates inside ADOC facilities. However, masks will still be required to be worn by inmates and their visitors during visitation.

The ADOC may pause visitation at any given facility upon any extenuating circumstances to include: an increase in community infection rates with warning from the ADPH; an increase in inmate infection rates at a given facility; and, an increase in staff infection rates at a given facility.


Due to the continued, steady decline in new COVID-19 cases, the ADOC is evolving its reporting and will cease distributing weekly COVID-19 updates. This report will be the last issued in this format. The Department will continue to update its website dashboard every Tuesday with new COVID-19 data collected over the previous week (Monday – Friday).

The following information is up to date as of March 25, 2022:


The ADOC has confirmed that no additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

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