An Update on Walgreens Response During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Walgreens and Crusader Community Health continue to enhance efforts to support patients, customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What’s new for Walgreens?
Walgreens is taking additional safety measures to protect customers and employees and continues to work in close collaboration with the CDC and other health officials in:
- providing face covers to pharmacy staff, store team members and distribution centers.
- installing protective Plexiglas shields at point-of-sale at the pharmacy and front of store.
- increasing the frequency of daily cleaning procedures with additional deep cleaning at all stores.
- providing additional hand sanitizer for team members and customers.
- conducting health screenings, including temperature checks, at distribution centers, centralized facilities and other select locations.
- continuing to reinforce social distancing through instore signage and floor markings.
Walgreens is working closely with our medical office building partners to ensure patients continue to have access to their medications through our onsite pharmacies.
These locations continue to operate with normal operating hours and offer the ability for patients to go directly home with their prescriptions in hand.
We are taking additional safety measures to protect our customers and employees including increasing the frequency of daily cleaning procedures with additional deep cleaning, providing face covers and installing protective Plexiglas shields.
We are adjusting how we deliver medications within medical office buildings to enable social distancing. To limit contact, we are able to implement alternatives to our delivery program to meet our partner’s needs and accommodate their safety guidelines. Below are some of the options that we’ve rolled out in some of our pharmacy locations across the country.
- Curbside pickup
- Delivery to patient home
Any Walgreens team member working in a pharmacy that is located within a healthcare facility, including hospitals, health systems, and medical office buildings, will follow infection control procedures for that facility, unless Walgreens procedures are stricter.