Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Announcements from the Sheriff's Office

Updates from Hertford County Sheriff's Office

January 4, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

A tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies are currently limited and will continue to be for the next few months. To save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19, independent state and federal public health advisory committees recommend first protecting health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying, and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Based on new federal recommendations issued last week by the CDC Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has updated and simplified the vaccine prioritization plan.  

North Carolina’s updated phases include: 

  • Current Phase - Phase 1a: Health care workers fighting COVID-19 & Long-Term Care staff and residents. 
  • Phase 1b (to begin in early January): Adults 75 years or older and frontline essential workers  
  • Phase 2: Adults at high risk for exposure and at increased risk of severe illness.  
  • Phase 3: Students  
  • Phase 4: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination. 

The infographic below outlines the vaccine prioritization plan and the phased approach. Please note the Green tab in the center of the page and the highlighted information for Group 3 referencing incarcerated individual.  Click on the following link for a .pdf copy of the infographic.  NCDHHS Vaccine Infographic

Click on the link below for more information and status updates regarding the vaccination.
The page is also available in Spanish:

Dear citizens of Hertford County,
As Sheriff it is my responsibility to serve and protect the citizens of Hertford County. Due to the pandemic of the Coronavirus, as of March 16, 2020 until further notice, the Hertford County Sheriffs Office will be temporally suspending some of its services. Please read carefully as the following services are suspended:

The Hertford County sheriffs Office will not be fingerprinting any citizens until further notice. This service is suspended to keep citizens away from the jail population.

Purchase Permit/ Concealed carrier:
Citizens will be able to come in and complete an application for purchase permits and concealed carry permits however the return time will be delayed!
When your permit is complete a office staff member will contact you.

Jail Visitation:
The Hertford County sheriffs office will be limiting visitation for inmates in the jail. Visitation will only be on Wednesday for misdemeanor confinement and Thursday for the rest of the population.

Vehicle Unlocks:
The Hertford County Sheriffs Office will be suspending vehicle unlocks until further notice, unless a child or animal is locked in the vehicle.

Hertford County Courthouse:
We are asking that if you have a criminal or civil case in court please try to leave any company home unless they have been served as a witness in a case. When entering the courthouse there will be hand sanitizer available for you to use. We are trying to keep everyone sanitized as they enter the courthouse.

Thank you

Sheriff Dexter Hayes