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Family Emergency Room COVID-19 Testing on Hold Due to Backlog of Applicants

Family Emergency Room COVID-19 Testing on Hold Due to Backlog of Applicants 20 May 2020

Family Emergency Room COVID-19 Testing on Hold Due to Backlog of Applicants

Due to the overwhelming interest in COVID-19 testing through Family Emergency Rooms, Williamson County is temporarily taking down the online testing portal from its website until the backlog of testing requests has been scheduled.

Williamson County Commissioners Terminate Local Disaster Declaration and Approve Public Reopening Plan

Williamson County Commissioners Terminate Local Disaster Declaration and Approve Public Reopening Plan 20 May 2020

Williamson County Commissioners Terminate Local Disaster Declaration and Approve Public Reopening Plan

On Tuesday, May 19, the Williamson County Commissioners Court terminated the County’s local disaster declaration which went into effect March 14, 2020.  “It is time for Williamson County to stand again and to grow in a way that leads our nation,” said County Judge Bill Gravell. The Commissioners Court also approved the plan for ramping up in-person access to Williamson County offices beginning June 1. For specifics on county offices and their hours and procedures, click here.

Williamson County EMS Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

18 May 2020

Williamson County EMS Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Williamson County EMS has five employees that have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees were in self-quarantine prior to their diagnosis and have not had contact with the public since being diagnosed. All employees are being monitored at home. Williamson County is working with the Williamson County and Cities Health District to identify co-workers and others who may have had contact with the employees so they can take necessary precautions. Williamson County EMS has enacted proactive measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 amongst EMS staff. Operational orders were implemented requiring the use of surgical masks at all times when a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained.  This is in addition to existing requirements for daily temperature checks and other health assessments prior to and during an employee’s EMS shift. Enhanced cleaning of stations and ambulances also has been implemented.   

Williamson County’s Family Recovery Court Receives $15,000 Grant from the Texas Bar Foundation

15 May 2020

Williamson County’s Family Recovery Court Receives $15,000 Grant from the Texas Bar Foundation

Williamson County is pleased to announce the 395th District Court, led by Judge Ryan Larson, is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation's largest charitably-funded bar foundation. 

Williamson County’s Family Recovery Court Receives $15,000 Grant from the Texas Bar Foundation

15 May 2020

Williamson County’s Family Recovery Court Receives $15,000 Grant from the Texas Bar Foundation

Williamson County is pleased to announce the 395th District Court, led by Judge Ryan Larson, is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation's largest charitably-funded bar foundation. 

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