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Commissioner Cook's Update On COVID-19 Cases In Wilco

Updated Monday through Friday

  • 21 mayo 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) today reported 584 confirmed cases of COVID with 228 current active cases, 334 recovered, 14 currently hospitalized, 7 in ICU and 5 on mechanical ventilators.

Regrettably, Williamson County reported another death May 25 of a female in her 80s, bringing the death toll to 22.

She urges the public to remain safe by wearing masks in public places, socially distancing, washing your hands thoroughly as needed, and if you're in the higher risk category, staying home if you can.

For more extensive information, please log onto the WCCHD's COVID-19 Dashboard/Case Count at http://www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/dashboard.php.

UPDATED May 27 See Interactive Self-Response Rates by State (Link Below) - CENSUS 2020 - Raise Your Hand Texas

Please fill out your Census questionnaire and remind your loved ones and friends to do so.

  • 22 mayo 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Log onto https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html for the 2020 Census Self-Response Rate by State Interactive Web Site!!!

The 2020 Census will shape funding for many critical education programs in Texas. An accurate count will help Texas provide quality early childhood education, feed our low-income students, and better serve our special education population.

Stand up for Texas students. Respond to the 2020 Census and share resources to encourage others to do the same.

For more information on the Census 2020, please visit https://www.raiseyourhandtexas.org/advocacy/census/

BACKLOG New appointments temporarily suspended: Family Emergency Room Opens COVID-19 Testing to Non-Symptomatic

Please wait for further information as the backlog of 1,000 people already registered and waiting for appointments is reduced.

  • 21 mayo 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The Williamson County and Family Emergency Room today began testing Wilco residents who are not experiencing symptoms but wish to be tested for COVID-19. Family Emergency Room is conducting COVID-19 tests by appointment at its Cedar Park and Round Rock facilities. 

Residents can be tested free of charge at either 3620 E. Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park or 1925 A.W. Grimes Blvd. in Round Rock.   

Before being tested, residents must go to www.wilco.org/coronavirus to fill out the required form. Schedulers contact patients Monday through Friday; however, appointments are available seven days a week.  

On April 27, the Williamson County Commissioners Court agreed to provide COVID-19 tests and personal protection equipment (PPE) to Family Emergency Room to administer the tests at no cost to the county.

Commissioner Cook Offers Remarks and Poem at Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Central Texas Iftar Marking Start of Holy Lunar Month of Ramadan

The virtual event was held Saturday, May 9, to also commemorate 100 years since the establishment of this oldest Muslim organization in the United States.

  • 11 mayo 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Isolation

by Terry Cook

One day rolls into the next

No jolt, no transition, it just does.

Left alone am I.

In silence I sit, read, sigh.

I miss my family.

I miss the touch of a friend.

The warm hug that told me ‘we are well’.

The kiss on the cheek,

The humorous glint in their eye, now too distanced to see.

The jokes we told now muffled behind the mask.

Laughter, ahh, laughter that warmed the soul.

Hands clasped, we strolled together each day, now too distanced to be.

That which has happened, not our doing.

But it neither our undoing.

Does God wish us to be malcontents or filled with love?

Do we long for the past or relish the known and unknown of the future?

We still have each other; friendship does not whither under the winds of isolation.

But is patient, full of anticipation of its coming resumption.

Commissioner Cook's Air Quality Awareness Week Proclamation Approved in Commissioners Court

Commissioners Court was held Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  • 6 mayo 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,  air quality can threaten our environment, economy, and the health of the residents of Williamson County; and

WHEREAS,  the 2019 ozone design value in the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown MSA is 68 parts per billion (ppb), which is just 2 ppb below the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone of 70 ppb; and

WHERAS,  while air quality is improving in Central Texas, regional air pollution levels were considered “moderate” or worse on twenty-seven percent of days in 2019, according to the National Air Quality Index; and

WHEREAS,  children, older adults, people with lung disease, and people with heart disease make up about two out of every five residents of Central Texas, and are particularly affected by poor air quality; and 

WHEREAS,   Williamson County supports public awareness about the quality of local and regional air quality and steps that members of our community can take to reduce their exposure to air pollution and to reduce the emissions that contribute to poor air quality in the region; and,

WHEREAS,  Williamson County is a member of the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) and supports the Coalition’s effort to promote regional air quality.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaims May 4 – 8, 2020 as

Air Quality Awareness Week 

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