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Wilco Forward distributes more than $18.5 million to small businesses

  • 5 May 2020
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Wilco Forward distributes more than $18.5 million to small businesses

On May 6, Williamson County officially launched its Wilco Forward program, which aims to provide grants for local business owners that have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $18.5 million has been given out to small businesses as of May 21. Wilco Forward was developed by a strike team that includes County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer, Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey, and Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles. The program began accepting applications on May 6 and has mailed more than 1,600 checks as of May 28. Applications will be submitted online through the county’s website at www.wilco.org/forward to the Williamson County Auditor’s Office.

County Judge Encourages Vaccinations as County Nears 500 deaths

  • 30 July 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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County Judge Encourages Vaccinations as County Nears 500 deaths

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has written a letter to residents in Williamson County encouraging those who are unsure or undecided about getting the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated to help prevent more deaths. Williamson County has had an average of one death per day since the first death in the county on March 26, 2020. Every person has the right to choose whether or not to be vaccinated. What people who are undecided should know is the vast majority of recent COVID-19 cases and deaths have been unvaccinated people. Since March 2021, 95% of the confirmed case have been unvaccinated people. Judge Gravell describes this pandemic as the single greatest disaster we have faced in the history of the county. Read the full letter here. 

WilCo Moves to WCCHD Red Phase of COVID-19 Transmission

  • 20 July 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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WilCo Moves to WCCHD Red Phase of COVID-19 Transmission

Williamson County has met the criteria to increase to COVID-19 Red Phase. The criteria set by the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) was reached on July 17. 
The TSA Region O hospitalization has also increased daily in the past week, which is the second criteria for moving up a phase. Hospitalization rate remains fairly low at 4.65% but has more than doubled in the past fourteen days. Age ranges with the most cases are those 18-30 years, followed by those 31-50 years. For more information on COVID-19 please visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19 or www.wilco.org/coronavirus

Williamson County Gives Final Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • 26 April 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Four months ago, Williamson County began vaccinating the public through partnerships with Curative and Family Hospital Systems (FHS). Including vaccinations of first responders and front-line healthcare workers, the Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 406,836 doses have been administered in the county and approximately 56.6% of adults 16 and older have received their first shot. More than 83% of those age 65 and over have been vaccinated with at least one dose. In an effort to assist people with their vaccine registration who work during the day, the Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance (VRTA) center at First United Methodist Church Georgetown in the McKinney Christian Ministry Center, 1205 Ash Street, in Georgetown, will offer evening hours on Tuesday, April 27, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A list of VRTA centers and operating hours can be found at www.wilco.org/coronavirus. April 30, 2021, will be the final day that VRTA sites and the County's call center at 512-943-1600 will be open to assist the public. 

No More Waiting: Vaccine Providers Move to Direct Scheduling as County Closes Waitlist

  • 15 April 2021
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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No More Waiting: Vaccine Providers Move to Direct Scheduling as County Closes Waitlist

Williamson County is no longer accepting names on its COVID-19 vaccine waitlist. The County sent the names of people remaining on its waitlist to their mass vaccine provider Curative to schedule their vaccination appointment. If you have not received an email for an appointment, residents wishing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should schedule directly with the provider of their choice. For links to providers, go to www.wilco.org/coronavirus.

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