DSCO wants to help seniors
While the citizens of Monticello and Drew County practice non pharmaceutical interventions, the most vulnerable citizens, our senior population, can easily be put in the precarious situation of choosing to leave their houses and be in crowds or go without the medication they depend on daily.
The Drew County Sheriff's Office is stepping in to fill the gap and let the senior population know they are here for them during this time. In a letter sent to the Advance-Monticellonian, Sheriff Mark Gober stated his officers would pick up and deliver medication to seniors or those with disabilities who do not want to risk being exposed to a virus.
All medication will be sealed before leaving the store. Contact your drugstore or call the Sheriff's Office at 870-367-6211. Below is the letter from Gober in full.
The Drew County Sheriff’s Department is offering to bring prescriptions that are needed from any of our local drugstores, within our county, and deliver them to your home. This is for persons 65 or older, or disabled, or that have underlying health issues that don’t want to get out at this time. The local drugstores have been made aware of this service. All medication will be sealed before leaving the store. Contact your drugstore or call the Sheriff’s Office at 870-367-6211.
We want to help during this time of COVID-19 Pandemic to provide some security or peace of mind until we get back to normal.
If you know of anyone needing this service, please pass this information on as all may not have internet services or Facebook.
Sheriff Mark Gober