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Sharon Pharmacy says, ‘It’s going to be OK’

SHARON — Although Sharon Pharmacy is seeing COVID-19 as an unprecedented event, owner Joe Heacox is confident that he and his staff are well up to the challenge.

Heacox and his family bought the pharmacy in 1961 and have operated it ever since, so his perspective is long. The pharmacy is owned and run by several members of the family.

“I feel very fortunate to have this group of people to work with,” Heacox said in a conversation on Friday, March 20. He paused to thank his employees, who have demonstrated the best attitudes, pulling together with dedication.

He added a note of reassurance to area residents.

“It’s going to be OK in the long run,” he said. “And maybe we’ll learn something from the experience.”

The pharmacy is working daily to order and get delivery of supplies. Heacox said that the supply of Purell hand sanitizer ran out three or four weeks ago. He reminds people to wash their hands with soap and water frequently, which is considered to be even more effective than using hand sanitizer.

Sharon Pharmacy is now offering curbside pickups; order in advance by calling 860-364-5272 and pick up purchases at the door.

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