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Dawson County introduces prescription delivery program for COVID-19 high-risk residents
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Dawson County has instituted a program to deliver prescriptions to local residents who are considered at high-risk to the coronavirus (COVID-19), officials announced last week. 

According to a press release, employees of the Dawson County Emergency Services, and parks and recreation departments will pick up prescriptions from local pharmacies, and deliver medications to resident's homes, so individuals with a high risk of COVID-19 can stay out of harm's way. 

“This allows our identified, high-risk community members to stay home, stay secure, yet still get their medications,” Dawson County Fire Chief Danny Thompson said in a Facebook video on Friday. “I want to thank each and every one of you for your patience during these difficult t times, but know that our success will be achieved by us coming together as one community.”

Delivery service will be available to county residents, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the release states. Employees can't deliver schedule I or II medications and prescriptions must be paid for prior to delivery. 

To enroll in the delivery program, local residents should call the Dawson County Parks and Recreation Office at (706) 344-3646 or CommunityOutreach@DawsonCounty.org. Residents also must complete a prescription delivery program form found here

For same-day delivery, a request must be entered by noon. Forms completed after noon will be delivered on the following day, the release states. 

Anyone interested in the program should contact their pharmacy prior to the first delivery, the release stated.