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Governor Abbott Issues New Orders Mandating Masks; Limiting Gatherings

  • 2 July 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Governor Abbott Issues New Orders Mandating Masks; Limiting Gatherings

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others. Read more here. 

Williamson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Office Open to the Public on Wednesdays By Appointment Only

  • 30 June 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Due to the concerning increase in COVID-19 cases, the office of Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 will be open to the public on Wednesdays only from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 512-943-1501. The public may use the drop box located next to the door on the south side of the building located at 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, or pay online at: http://www.wilco.org/JP3. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but the safety of our customers and staff is paramount. 

Outdoor Gatherings in Excess of 10 People in Unincorporated Areas of Williamson County Prohibited

  • 29 June 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Outdoor Gatherings in Excess of 10 People in Unincorporated Areas of Williamson County Prohibited

“Following the Governor’s order issued on July 2, 2020, outdoor gatherings in excess of 10 people in the unincorporated areas of Williamson County will be prohibited. Per the order, this prohibition does not include the specific businesses and events listed as exemptions in Governor Abbott’s order. Those who are hosting outdoor gatherings in excess of 10 people inside city limits will need to check with that particular city leadership,” said Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell.

View the Governor’s Executive Order by clicking here.

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

  • 26 June 2020
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Friday, June 26, 2020, limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations have increased and the positivity rate in Texas increased above 10%, which the Governor previously stated would lead to further preventative action. The targeted, measured directives in the executive order are based on links between certain types of businesses and services and the recent rise in positive cases throughout the state.
View the Governor’s Executive Order by clicking here.

Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program Issues More Than $33.2 Million in Grants

  • 10 June 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program Issues More Than $33.2 Million in Grants

The Williamson County Wilco Forward Small Business Grant Program has issued 3,509 grants as of Monday, June 29, totaling more than $33.2 million. Small business owners who have not submitted an application for a grant through the Wilco Forward program have until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2020, to do so. Phase 1 targeted helping local small businesses through the creation of the Wilco Forward grant program with $35 million allocated to the cause. As part of Phase 2, the Williamson County Commissioners Court allotted $20 million to reimburse  Williamson County cities for COVID-19 related expenses. Additionally, $1 million was allocated to the Williamson County and Cities Health District for their COVID-19 expenses. Also included was $500,000 for Emergency Services Districts (ESD) and $500,000 for Bluebonnet Trails Community Services for COVID-19 related expenses. On June 23, $5 million was allocated for Phase III going toward community services that focus on rent or mortgage assistance and utility assistance. For details on eligibility and more on the Wilco Forward program visit https://www.wilco.org/forward. 

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