COVID-19 Information

The men and women of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office are committed to protecting life and property at all times. This is no more important now than ever before. Deputies will continue to patrol neighborhoods, respond to calls for service, investigate crimes and ensure your safety.

Effective Monday, December 22, 2020


(new information in bold)


  • Out of cell times have been modified in order to mitigate the spread of COVID within the facility.
  • Inmate workers are required to wear Personal Protection Equipment during their assignments.
  • Recreation has been suspended. 
  • The jail front lobby hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 
  • Canteen Services will continue to operate as normal. 
  • COVID Vaccines are being offered to inmates in the facility. If you are interested, they are directed to complete a sick call request.

General Information

  • Inmate visitation is cancelled until further notice.
  • All staff temp checked upon entering facility.
  • Cleaning protocols have increased in work spaces throughout the facility
  • Masks will be worn by inmates being escorted out of their dorms.
  • Masks will be worn by employees.
  • New inmates are placed in a pre-quarantine dorm for at minimum of 14 days for observation of any COVID-19 symptoms. After the 14-day period, they are placed in general population.
  • Any inmate displaying COVID-19 symptoms is moved into a separate dorm and tested.
  • Inmates who test positive are placed in a medical isolation dorm for 10 days and cleared by the medical provider.
  • Statement Provided to All Inmates on May 19
  • Professional Off-Site Visitation Form

Inmate Deposits, Canteen, Meals

  • All inmate deposits are being referred to online ( or by calling 1-866-232-1899. Use facility number is 234901.
  • Canteen continues to function as normal.

Sex Offender/Predator Registration

  • Anyone needing to register should call to make an appointment prior to arriving at the jail facility. Appointments can be made by calling 772-462-3450.
  • Photo identification is required.
  • No phones in the lobby.
  • Fees are due at time of registration

Status of COVID-19 in the St. Lucie County Jail 

(9/21/2021) - New information in bold.

Current Jail Population1,335
Inmates Tested (since 9/14)
Current Positive Cases 
Change since last update (9/14)
Inmate Hospitalizations
Table of COVID-19 Cases in Jail

Effective May 6, 2021 - Pfizer vaccine offered to inmates.

All inmates who tested positive are currently isolated, in good health and are reportedly experiencing no symptoms.

Symptoms that have been reported remain to be low-grade fever, headache and chills that last for less than 24-hours.

Based on recommendation from the Florida Department of Health, the Sheriff’s Office has hired five specialty nurses to work exclusively on the COVID-19 population in the jail. These nurses are specifically trained and experienced in working with positive COVID-19 patients.

19th Circuit Court Chief Judge Lawrence Mirman issued Administrative Order 2020-08 granting authority to Sheriff Ken Mascara to release eligible inmates pre-trial release to aid in reducing jail population.  Download the Administrative Order here.

Based on the Chief Judge’s Administrative Order, the St. Lucie County Sheriff Office will use the following process to grant pre-trial release to inmates at the St. Lucie County Jail:

Determine eligibility as outlined in part one of the Administrative Order.

As allowed in part two of the Administrative Order, conduct a three-step internal and discretionary review of all eligible inmates to include:

Step 1 – Criminal Investigations Division review to exclude known dangerous individuals, gang members, or subjects of ongoing investigations.

Step 2 —Complete intelligence-led policing and criminal background review, automatically excluding from release inmates with previous acts of violence, sex crimes, prior prison sentence(s), prior 2nd degree or higher felonies.

Step 3 – Second-level review of current charges and ILP/criminal background review by two agency directors who must independently agree that the inmate should be released back to society.

For More Information on COVID-19:

To remain informed about COVID-19 in St. Lucie County and Florida, visit the Florida Department of Health or the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners.

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Case Dashboard.

For overall information on the virus and how the U.S. is responding, visit the Center for Disease Control.