The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office released a statement Wednesday regarding a new program they are implementing to help protect elderly and vulnerable citizens from exposure to COVID-19.
"As we learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic we come to recognize that we face challenging and uncertain times ahead in our community. Many grocery stores, and retailers are now allowing senior citizens the opportunity to shop for their groceries and other household goods to include medications, and other daily needs as a way to assist and accommodate those most vulnerable to this virus. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office recognizes this great service being offered by the retail community. However, there are citizens within our community that cannot take advantage of this opportunity. Due to their underlying health conditions, very limited means of transportation, or because they are most vulnerable and cannot leave their homes.
Today the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a call-in process to identify citizens of our community who meet the criteria as described above. Beginning next week, Monday, March 30, 2020, The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office will pick up and deliver pre-paid medications and other essential items to our elderly and shut in citizens, in an effort to provide a means to eliminate the risk of exposure and control the spread of the Coronavirus.
If you are elderly and a resident of Pittsylvania County and would like to be considered for this service please call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at (434)-432-7803, please leave your name, address, and a call back number. A member of our staff will return your call to discuss this service offered by our office. Please keep in mind this number is not for emergencies, if your call is an emergency, call 911. We encourage everyone to call and check on our neighbors to ensure they have their needs met. With everyone’s help we will get through this together and come out of this crisis a stronger community."
Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor posted a video to the sheriff's office Twitter page of him speaking about the program.
A message from Sheriff Mike Taylor pic.twitter.com/T1NzcoLdIA— Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office (@PittsylvaniaSO) March 25, 2020