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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) just announced the need for our WilcoMRC volunteers

  • 14 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Medical and non-medical backgrounds are welcome. Applicants must be 18-years-old or older and be willing to work long shifts. Volunteers will work with individuals who have no to low risk of illness and must be willing and able to sit, stand and/or walk for long periods of time. Applicants should have an interest in promoting the wellness of Williamson County residents. WCCHD will provide HIPPA training for all volunteers.

The Medical Reserve Corps, or MRC, is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities.The Medical Reserve Corps is organized under the office of the United States Surgeon General. The MRC was unveiled during President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their country. The primary role of local MRC units is to supplement the public health and medical portions of the existing community emergency response system. For additional information, please visit the Medical Reserve Corps page on the WCCHD's website at :http://www.wcchd.org/about_us/volunteer/index.php.

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Instructions from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on wearing, removing, making, and cleaning face coverings

  • 13 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook is wearing a floral print pleated face mask she made.For more information and instructions on face coverings, visit http://tinyurl.com/srfu9f2

Materials for Sewn Face Covering

Two 10"x6" rectangles of cotton fabric
Two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties)
Needle and thread (or bobby pin)
Scissors
Sewing machine

UPDATED INFORMATION: Williamson County Seeks Volunteers For Mask Brigade

Look below at a photo of Commissioner Cook wearing one of the masks she made

  • 9 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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WCommissioner Cook is wearing a face mask with floral print that she handmade.ilco Needs Your Help

We need cloth masks for 1st responders, medical professionals and others for their protection and to be worn over the N95 masks to extend the lives of the N95 masks. Patterns are available on-line for free for both the pleated mask and the one preferred by medical professions via http://CovidRangers.com.

Texas Department of Transportation Closes Lobbies at Its Twelve Travel Information Centers

  • 8 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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For those who do need to travel, be advised that TxDOT has closed the lobbies of its 12 Travel Information Centers until further notice. Outside restrooms will remain available at all times. The on highways throughout the state remain open. Anyone can call 1-800-452-9292 or visit drivetexas.org to obtain road condition information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.safety rest areas .

TxDOT's mission is to continue building and maintaining our roadway infrastructure while doing our part to prevent the spread of Covid-19. #StayHomeTexas if you can and stay safe.

COVID-19 Information for Precinct 1 Constituents Who Live in Austin

  • 2 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Information can be found at <http://austintexas.gov/covid19>

Please call 3-1-1 (512-974-2000) with questions or complete this form at http://tinyurl.com/te9c2uu

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States. The risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.

The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

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