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Commissioner Cook Announces Improved Services for COVID-19 Testing In Wilco

Information is from Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 6 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County and Family Emergency Room announced an improved contract to provide better COVID-19 testing services for all. The charges for COVID-19 tests are currently covered by most inurance companies, and Family Emergency Room will bill the patient's insurance company at no cost to the patient. Tests for any Williamson County resident without insurance will be paid for by the county. The renewed partnership is a continuation of hard work between the two entities to make testing more accessible.  

Under the improved contract, Family Emergency Room will provide a seamless scheduling process to ensure that residents no longer need to wait for a call back to schedule an appointment. The agreement also allows for additional Family Emergency Room sites to be utilized. Residents can count on drive-thru style testing at the two Family Emergency Room locations in Cedar Park, one located on Whitestone Boulevard and the other on Lakeline Boulevard, and at their Round Rock facility on A.W. Grimes Boulevard. In the near future, Family Emergency Room is planning to provide testing at additional Williamson County facilities.  

Due to high demand, testing is being prioritized for symptomatic individuals; however, asymptomatic and antibody testing is also available for a fee and is being scheduled within a five to eight day period. 

For more information please visit https://www.wilco.org/williamson-county-and-family-emergency-room-offer-covid-19-testing.   

Commissioner Cook Announces Kalahari Resorts Virtual Career Fair By Workforce Solutions

Don't miss the Kalahari Resorts virtual career fair on June 30 to explore paid internship exchange opportunities.

  • 29 June 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Colorful ad on virtual career fair with graphics and photos. Kalahari Resorts, one of the largest resort, convention and theme parks in the world, is coming to Central Texas, and they're hosting a virtual hiring fair. Kalahari is offering paid summer internships at their resort facility in the fabulous Wisconsin Dells.

Selected candidates will be flown to the Dells, receive free lodging at the resort (includes breakfast and huge discounts) and work to learn the leading edge techniques employed in Housekeeping and Lifeguard positions. You will be paid $11.50 per hour and on completion of your three-month training, return to Texas to open their newest year-round property in Round Rock.

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area will be holding informational seminars and interviews on Tuesday, June 30th at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. via Zoom. Interviews will follow after the video and presentation. Zoom is available online or on mobile devices.

CLICK ON READ MORE TO PRE-REGISTER AND APPLY!

Commissioner Cook Presents Juneteenth Proclamation

The Williamson County Commissioners Court voted in favor of the Juneteenth Proclamation today!

  • 16 June 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Juneteenth recognizes that on June 19, 1865, almost three years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston the freedom of all slaves throughout Texas with these words, “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,”; and

WHEREAS, Juneteenth has been an official 40-year state holiday honoring the courageous Black Texans who have long struggled for civil rights in the 155 years since General Granger’s proclamation; and

WHEREAS, Williamson County residents value history, ethnic heritage, and culture, which accurately reflects the real lives and struggles of African-Americans past, present, and future; and

WHEREAS, let us all be reminded that our nation has not yet achieved its full potential and that, even more so today, it is incumbent upon each of us to add our voices to those who are continuing to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Williamson County Commissioners Court takes this action and hereby recognizes and proclaims, June 19, 2020 as:

“JUNETEENTH – TEXAS EMANCIPATION DAY”

in Williamson County, and encourages all Williamson County employees and residents to learn more about Juneteenth and support the noble purpose of this day. (The End)

Commissioner Cook Announces Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Virtual Youth Career Expo

Commissioner Cook encourages Williamson County youth to participate!

  • 3 June 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Event Description:

For Ages 16- 24

• Virtually Meet With Local Employers & Explore Careers
• Review Local Part-Time, Full-Time & Apprenticeship Opportunities
• Attend Free Online Career Workshops on Crafting Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
• Career Coaching Available on Virtual Job Search & Social Media Networking Strategies
• Explore www.WorkInTexas.com, Build a Profile & Review Immediate Job Matches
• Upskill! Chat with Specialists from Local Colleges & Training Centers About Certification
• Programs for Careers in High-Demand Fields

Digital Age Keeps Justice Afloat in Williamson County

Column by Commissioner Cook

  • 21 May 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace KT Musselman virtually officiates at the wedding of Martin Zeilinger and Natalya Elliott as they’re all sheltered in place on April 24, 2020.

Sheltering in place from COVID-19 has meant adaptations, postponements and planning for our four Williamson County Justices of the Peace.

When the first order to social distance by six feet went into effect, our JPs performed weddings with only the couples in their chambers; after the stay-at-home order, weddings went virtual.

For Judge KT Musselman of Precinct 1, who offices at the Wilco Jester Annex in Round Rock, working remotely resulted with him sitting on a couple’s coffee table via a cell phone one day to wed a sheltered-in-place couple seated on their sofa.

For another wedding ceremony, Musselman and guests from throughout the state and country watched from 15 computers via Zoom. These ceremonies have given him the idea of offering virtual weddings after they return to their office.

Musselman also has added new meaning to the traditional vows every time he says, “Keep each other in sickness—coronavirus or not—and in health.”

He’s also exploring how to go paperless, while his staff has rifled through 100 boxes of files to scan and preserve.

Judge Evelyn McLean, whose Precinct 3 office is in Georgetown, gave a whole new meaning to social distancing. She wed a couple at the Children’s Advocacy Center gazebo on the Inner Loop in Georgetown from her car via cell phone, as family members watched on Zoom. 

McLean’s staff quickly adapted to Softphone software to answer phones remotely. She also began offering more online services and forms to the public, including online dispute resolution for certain small claims cases. 

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