WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is launching a pilot program to check on people who are vulnerable to COVID-19.
It’s called “Wilco Wellness Check” — here’s how it works:
If you’re worried about a senior citizen or person with underlying health issues and haven’t heard from them, send an email to email@example.com.
But the sheriff’s office warns: this is not a replacement for 911 calls.
In your email, include the address of the person being checked, in addition to any important information to help the deputies responding like certain medical needs. Also specify what type of check is wanted — a phone call or in-person with a deputy.
Checks will be conducted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WCSO says this program may be suspended at any time depending on the need from the community.
“Sometimes they’re good ideas, and sometimes ideas that are good, there’s no need for it,” Sheriff Robery Chody said. “But if there is, we are trying it out and at least you can say the Williamson County Sheriff’s office is attempting to do their best during this pandemic that we’re experiencing.”