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WarnCentralTexas.org serves as a public portal for residents to register for our Regional Notification System (RNS) and learn about other ways their local communities distribute information in times of emergencies. WarnCentralTexas.org also is being developed as a regional preparedness resource so residents in the ten-county CAPCOG region can find useful information about how they can prepare themselves for emergencies and disasters.

 
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Color LOGO small636691838875950213The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) assists Williamson County in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.  The OEM works year-round with City Departments, regional emergency management and public safety officials, and elected officials to develop a plan to lessen the impact of disasters on County residents. OEM Staff comes from various backgrounds and specializations, and work together in the four areas of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.

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Williamson County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Update

Williamson County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Update

COVID-19 vaccine providers in Williamson County are preparing to administer 9,700 first doses throughout the week, adding to the continued efforts of getting the vulnerable population in the community vaccinated. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the following providers will be vaccinating people who have signed up to receive their first shot.  

Williamson County Call Center for COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • 1 February 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Call Center for COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Williamson County has set up a call center to serve as a resource for residents interested in COVID-19 vaccine information. The call center number is 512-943-1600. 

The call center is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call center representatives can assist individuals with information such as how to sign up on the Family Hospital Systems vaccine waitlist by walking them through the process over the phone, confirm that someone is on the waitlist, give information about the County’s vaccine plan, and share details on the County’s Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance (VRTA) sites. The Call Center and VRTA sites will close this Friday, April 30, 2021.

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at Texas State University Round Rock

  • 1 February 2021
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COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at Texas State University Round Rock

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) in coordination with Texas State University Round Rock will be hosting free COVID-19 testing on Mondays through Thursdays and the second Saturday each month starting February 1 to April 30, 2021. Testing will be conducted at Texas State University Round Rock, 1555 University Boulevard, Round Rock. It will begin at 10 a.m., and it will close by 6:00 p.m. or until supplies last.  This is a drive-up site that will not require an appointment prior to being tested; however, pre-registration is encouraged by visiting texas.spartancovidtesting.com. Participants do not need symptoms to be tested, and no insurance is required. For more information, view the flyer.

Williamson County No Longer a High Hospitalization Area

  • 30 January 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County No Longer a High Hospitalization Area

Williamson County, which falls under Trauma Service Area (TSA) Region O, received notification on January 30, 2021, from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) that it no longer meets the definition of a high hospitalization area. This allows certain businesses to operate at the higher capacity levels allowable under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32 effective immediately. In addition, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved County Judge Bill Gravell's request to allow bars to reopen at 50 percent capacity for indoor seating. For more information on Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, please click here.    

WilCo Offering Assistance with COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

  • 30 January 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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WilCo Offering Assistance with COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

Williamson County continues to make strides to fulfill the demand for COVID-19 vaccines. While there is a limited supply of doses, there also is a dire need to help people with appointments to fill out their online registration paperwork to be ready for their appointment. To streamline the vaccine registration process and reduce any barriers that could prevent a person from properly registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the County has created a Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance sites (VRTA) at the Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive in Georgetown. The County aims to expand this program and launch more sites in the coming days. At a VRTA location, which will be predominantly run by trained volunteers, a resident can get help filling out their registration paperwork once they have received a vaccination appointment from Family Hospital Systems (FHS). Vaccines currently are available to those in the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Phase 1a and 1b criteria. For details on the DSHS criteria, please click here. To get added to the waitlist, please visit the FHS website at https://familyhospitalsystems.com/services/covid-19/.  

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