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COVID-19 Vaccination Information
 
Williamson County's Vaccination Plan
 

Williamson County's COVID-19 vaccination plan is focused on providing vaccines for the State's priority of Phase 1b: those 65 and older and those 16 and older with at least one chronic medical condition. The plan is dependent upon an allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine from the Texas Department of State Health Services, so we do not have a date when the vaccines will be available at this time. We will post information on this page when we have vaccines to inform people how to register for the vaccine. We ask for your patience as there is a limit supply of the vaccine at this time.

We encourage all residents to use any option to obtain your first dose of vaccine from any approved entity offering it.

You can find the state's list of vaccine providers here

You can find COVID-19 vaccine information from the Williamson County and Cities Health District here

 
Public COVID-19 Testing Update

Williamson County through a partnership with Family Emergency Rooms is providing testing for COVID-19. For more information on a PCR (nasal swab test) and the Antibody Test, or to schedule a test appointment, please go to the following link: FHS Booking. The new scheduling process will allow you to select the time and testing location that best fits your needs, with no need to wait for a call back from a scheduler.

Testing is available for all. COVID-19 tests are currently covered by most insurance companies. Tests for Williamson County residents without insurance will be paid for by Williamson County.

El condado de Williamson a través de una asociación con Family Emergency Rooms está proporcionando pruebas para COVID-19. Para obtener más información sobre una PCR (prueba de frotis nasal) y la Prueba de anticuerpos, o para programar una cita de prueba, vaya al siguiente enlace: FHS Reserva. El nuevo proceso de programación le permitirá seleccionar la hora y el lugar de prueba que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades, sin necesidad de esperar una llamada de un planificador.

Las pruebas están disponibles para todos. Las pruebas COVID-19 están actualmente cubiertas por la mayoría de las compañías de seguros. Las pruebas para los residentes del condado de Williamson sin seguro serán pagadas por el condado de Williamson.

 
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (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.

Williamson County & Cities Health District is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and regional public health and healthcare agencies.

If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. Call the toll-free Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919 to speak with a mental health professional 24/7. 

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Public Information Act Catastrophe Notice

Please see the attached Catastrophe Notice and the attached Catastrphe Extension issued pursuant to Section 552.233, Texas Government Code, which provide for the temporary suspension of the applicability of the requirements of the Public Information Act. Please note that you may continue to submit your requests for information and we will continue to respond as promptly as possible given current circumstances.

 
Latest Information

Commissioners Court Hears County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Commissioners Court Hears County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan 13 January 2021

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

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

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.   

COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate Anticipated to Trigger Rollback of Capacity Limits Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order

COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate Anticipated to Trigger Rollback of Capacity Limits Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order 7 January 2021

COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate Anticipated to Trigger Rollback of Capacity Limits Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order

Texas Trauma Service Area (TSA) Region O, which includes Williamson County, has experienced a steady increase in people hospitalized due to the COVID-19 virus. Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, certain businesses may be required to decrease their occupancy limit if the trend continues. Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32, which went into effect on October 14, 2020, states that when the TSA has a high hospitalization rate, any business establishment that was allowed to operate at 75 percent occupancy limit must rollback to a 50 percent occupancy limit. A high hospitalization rate is defined in the Order as any TSA that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of the total hospital capacity exceeds 15 percent. Region O’s hospitalization rate surpassed 15 percent on Sunday, January 3, 2021, and has increased since then. A rollback has not been mandated yet, but is anticipated due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Williamson County will further notify residents in the event that the Texas Department of State Health Services issues a determination letter stating the region has become an area of high hospitalizations. This notice could be issued as early as Sunday, January 10, based upon current hospitalization data.  

More than 2,000 Williamson County Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Receive Vaccines

5 January 2021

More than 2,000 Williamson County Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes Receive Vaccines

Williamson County has been working diligently with state and private sector partners to get more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable populations and those eligible to receive the vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services distribution phases.  

Williamson County EMS Field Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

29 December 2020

Williamson County EMS Field Staff Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations

Front line paramedics with Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Williamson County EMS field staff, who are among the first to respond to emergency calls in our community, have two different entities they can count on to get vaccinated. Williamson County partnered with Family Hospital Systems to vaccinate the County’s EMS personnel in order to protect them from getting infected with the virus while providing essential life-saving services for county residents. In addition, the Williamson County and Cities Health District also is conducting vaccinations for people currently eligible to receive it. 

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