For those who have a family member, friend or any person who relies on another for support and needs to be checked on during the pandemic, the sheriff's office has set up an email account to notify the office and send a deputy to check on a loved one if the caregiver is unable to.
The program is specifically for those who are vulnerable to the coronavirus due to age or underlying health issues and is not a replacement for 911, the release said. If it is an emergency, call 911.
Services are intended only for the sheriff's office jurisdictions and is not available within city limits, the release said. Checks will be conducted on weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and answered based on the availability of deputies, it said.
Each request is for a single check of a specific address. If more than one is desired, a separate and new email must be generated, the release said.
The email is email@example.com.
Each email must include:
- an exact address of person(s) being checked;
- any detailed information that may be useful to better aid the deputies responding;
- any known medical needs or other needs; and
- if the check is in person or a phone call.
This is a pilot program to determine the need in the community and may be suspended at any time, the release said.