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Successful Launch of Williamson County’s Vaccination Hub

Family Hospital Systems Vaccinates 2,530 People

Successful Launch of Williamson County’s Vaccination Hub

Approximately 2,530 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday at two vaccination sites in Williamson County. Williamson County, through its vaccine provider Family Hospital Systems (FHS), received 6,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Wednesday morning. FHS was named a state-approved COVID-19 vaccination hub on Saturday, January 16.  Vaccinations started at noon January 20 at both the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex and the Sun City Texas ballroom. Both vaccination sites are open to all Texans in the state’s Phase 1b group who are pre-registered through FHS and have an appointment.  

Williamson County’s Wilco Forward Program Extended

Williamson County’s Wilco Forward Program Extended

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved allocating more of the County’s federal CARES Act funds from the $93 million it received for the Wilco Forward program. The program provides financial assistance due to COVID-19 to various entities in our community, including businesses, cities, emergency service districts, school districts, and residents. The Commissioners Court also extended the Wilco Forward Phase III assistance program from a total of three months to six months. The Round Rock Area Serving Center, The Caring Place, The Salvation Army, and Hill Country Community Ministries all serve as conduits for rent and utility assistance. The program will run through June 30, 2021. 

Williamson County Activates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

  • 19 January 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Activates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Williamson County is activating its COVID-19 vaccination plan this week as it is scheduled to receive 6,000 doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine through its partner Family Hospital Systems (FHS). The County’s vaccination plan targets providing the vaccine to residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Phase 1B. The Commissioners Court approved an agreement with FHS during today’s Commissioners Court meeting to administer the COVID-19 per the County’s plan. Family Hospital Systems will begin vaccinating eligible Texans at the Sun City Ballroom, located at 2 Texas Drive in Georgetown, as soon as they receive the vaccine which is expected Wednesday. Vaccinations will be provided through the weekend while supplies last. An appointment will be required before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. To register, please visit https://familyhospitalsystems.com/services/covid-19/

Commissioners Court Hears County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

  • 13 January 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Commissioners Court Hears County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

January 12, 2021, the Williamson County Commissioners Court heard a presentation on a County coordinated COVID-19 vaccination plan which was submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for approval. DSHS is the entity that receives and distributes the COVID-19 vaccines in Texas. Williamson County’s plan would go into effect if the state allocates vaccines to the County for this plan. To read the Executive Summary of the plan, click here. To view the presentation, click here. 

Region O Reaches COVID-19 High Hospitalization Rate; Certain Businesses Reduced to 50% Capacity

  • 10 January 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Region O Reaches COVID-19 High Hospitalization Rate; Certain Businesses Reduced to 50% Capacity

Williamson County, which falls under Trauma Service Area (TSA) Region O, received notification today from the Texas Department of State Health Services via electronic mail that our area has hit a high hospitalization rate for seven consecutive days. Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, Region O now falls under reduced capacity limits for certain businesses. For more information on Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32 and reductions in capacity, please click here. The notification letter from Dr. Hellerstadt can be viewed here.   

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