The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will initiate a prescription pick-up and delivery assistance program for Loudoun senior citizens and those who are vulnerable to COVID-19, according to a Tuesday announcement from Sheriff Mike Chapman (R).
"We want to ensure residents who are physically unable to get to their pharmacy and are in critical need of their medications can receive their prescriptions in a safe manner," Chapman said in a prepared statement.
In coordination with residents, LCSO members will pick up prescription medications from pharmacies in the county and deliver the items to private residences.
Residents who request the service will have to pre-pay for their prescriptions and confirm their pharmacies allow for third-party pickup. The LCSO is unable to deliver to assisted living communities, care facilities, senior centers or group homes for health reasons.
Those delivering prescriptions will wear Sheriff's Office uniforms as well as personal protective equipment, and they will follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's social distancing guidelines.
Citizens can request the service by calling the LCSO at 703-777-1021. This line will be open 24/7, while prescriptions will be delivered during normal business hours, according to the announcement.