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Some Law Enforcement Agencies Now Offering Prescription Delivery

Alachua County (public domain)

Several law enforcement agencies in Oregon are now delivering prescriptions to people at risk of getting COVID-19. 

In Linn County, the Sheriff’s Department is offering the service to anyone age 65 or older with an underlying health condition.

“Some people don’t have the family that can go help them, and they’re kind of put in the position where they can’t go outside their house," said Lieutenant Brandon Fountain. "They’re one of those vulnerable people and they’re weighing the risks.”

Fountain said as of Thursday morning, no one had used the service, but he said the offer will remain  through the duration of the public health emergency. People interested should contact the Linn County Sheriff's Department by calling 541-967-3911 during regular business hours.

Police in Corvallis and Lebanon are also offering the service, as are several Portland suburbs.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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