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Williamson County Reports First COVID-19 Cluster at a Nursing Home

  • 25 April 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Reports First COVID-19 Cluster at a Nursing Home

The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) had its first confirmed cluster of COVID-19 in a nursing facility. Control orders were sent to 43 facilities on March 16, 2020, by the Williamson County and Cities Health District Health Authority. Updated control orders were delivered on April 23 to 65 facilities, to include assisted living, nursing homes, skilled nursing, and long-term care facilities. The investigation is ongoing, WCCHD is working closely with the facility to mitigate the spread among residents and staff. To date, this is the first cluster at a nursing home with 46 confirmed cases of staff and residents.  
 

Williamson County Veteran Outreach Initiative Reaches More Than 5,213

Williamson County Veteran Outreach Initiative Reaches More Than 5,213

Since April 1, 2020, the Williamson County call center, which was created to answer residents’ concerns over COVID-19, has been pulling double duty. In addition to answering calls, they have added making hundreds of outbound calls to their daily workload. Except these are not just any calls, they are special one-on-one calls intended to make sure all veterans in Williamson County feel appreciated and acknowledged.  

Local School Districts Offer Mental Health Support: #WilcoUnited

  • 22 April 2020
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Local School Districts Offer Mental Health Support: #WilcoUnited

Williamson County public schools, which serve over 100,000 students, are united in a mission to provide mental health support to students and families during this time. Each school district has resources dedicated to helping students who are facing mental health issues or having a hard time while at home. Click the article title to read more and to find links with each school district's information.

County Judge Signs Orders for Hospital Capacity and Retail During Stay Home Stay Safe

  • 21 April 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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County Judge Signs Orders for Hospital Capacity and Retail During Stay Home Stay Safe

On April 21, 2020, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell signed new orders to ensure consistency between the Williamson County Stay Home Stay Safe Order issued March 24, 2020, and the State of Texas Executive Orders GA 15 and GA 16. Effective beginning at 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2020, the Stay Home Stay Safe Order is amended pertaining to “Healthcare Operations.” Effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 24, 2020, the Stay Home Stay Safe Order is amended to allow retail businesses not defined as essential businesses to operate in limited capacity. A copy of the new orders with specific requirements can be found on the County’s website here.

Williamson County Mask Brigade Delivers

  • 16 April 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Mask Brigade Delivers

Since its inception a little more than a week ago, the Williamson County Mask Brigade has been busy making between 2,000 to 3,000 cloth face masks. The group has two mask types that they are asking volunteers to make. The COVID Ranger Mask, which is to be worn over N95 masks by medical personnel and first responders, and the Safety Mask, which can be worn by nursing home residents and essential county workers who interact with the public. Williamson County EMS received 146 of the COVID Ranger masks Thursday.  For more information on joining the Mask Brigade, go to www.wilco.org/howcanIhelp

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