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Wilco Forward Issues Over $15 Million in Grant Funds to Local Small Businesses

  • 26 May 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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The Williamson County Wilco Forward grant program, which was started to provide financial assistance to local businesses impacted by COVID-19, has issued more than $15 million in grants as of May 21. A total of 1287 checks have been mailed to business owners who needed support to get back on their feet.  

Williamson County Records 22nd Death Due to COVID-19

  • 26 May 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County has received notification of one more COVID-19 death in the county, bringing the death toll to 22. 
·      A female in her 80s
Privacy protection laws only permit the release of limited patient information. Williamson County is unable to release any additional patient information.

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

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
  • Author: Connie Odom
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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.   

Family Emergency Room Opens COVID-19 Testing to Non-Symptomatic

Starting Wednesday, May 13, Williamson County and Family Emergency Room will allow individuals who wish to be tested for COVID-19, but are not experiencing symptoms, to be tested. Family Emergency Room is conducting COVID-19 tests by appointment free of charge at its facilities in Cedar Park and Round Rock. Residents must go to www.wilco.org/coronavirus to fill out the form first. Schedulers contact patients Monday through Friday; however, appointments are available seven days a week.

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