Williamson County Partners with Williamson County and Cities Health District in Grant to Provide COVID-19 Assessments and Education at Care Facilities
29 October 2020
Throughout the pandemic response, one of Williamson County’s main goals has been to protect those most vulnerable in our community from the spread of COVID-19. As a continuing commitment to that goal, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved an interlocal agreement with the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) to allow Williamson County EMS Community Health Paramedics (CHP) to work with them on grant-funded activities to conduct COVID-19 assessments and education at long-term care facilities. In exchange, Williamson County will receive $47,000 of the grant funds from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) grant for building local COVID-19 response capacity.
Registration Open for EMS Classes in November
28 October 2020
Williamson County EMS will be offering the following in-person classes this November. On Tuesday, November 10, take the combined Take10 CPR Class and Stop the Bleed classes to learn the life-saving skills of CPR in 10 minutes with how to control life-threatening bleeding including tourniquet application, applying direct pressure and wound packing to assist someone in need. To register for this class, email email@example.com. On Saturday, November 21, American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes will be offered. These classes are open to anyone with a desire to learn how to save a life or act in a medical emergency. Enroll in both classes for a total of just $45Also on Saturday, November 21, Williamson County EMS is offering the American Heart Association BLS Provider class. The BLS Provider class is primarily directed to those currently working in or those that wish to work in the healthcare profession. This is an instructor-led class that incorporates a video directed approach to teaching. The participants will learn how to perform CPR on adult, child and infant patients. Management of choking patients also will be covered. After successful completion of the written and skills testing, the participants will receive a course completion card from the American Heart Association.
Williamson County and Waste Management Hold Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Nov. 14
27 October 2020
Williamson County and Waste Management of Texas, Inc. are hosting a FREE household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor, Texas. Please wear a face covering, stay in your vehicle with the windows up, and let volunteers unload your car. Please only go through the line once. Bring products in original containers if possible and do not mix or consolidate products. Make sure containers are sealed properly to prevent leaking. For additional instructions, see the event flyer here. For more information, call 512-759-8881, option 4.
Williamson County Tax Statements to be Mailed October 14
14 October 2020
Property Tax statements are being mailed October 14, according to Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Larry Gaddes. “Property owners will start receiving their statements Wednesday,” stated Gaddes.
Taxpayers can get a copy of their tax statement, amount due and other detailed information by searching for their property at http://tax.wilco.org.
Williamson County Judge Gravell Opts-In to Open Bars Per Governor Abbott's Order
12 October 2020
Starting Wednesday, October 14, Williamson County bars and similar establishments may offer on-premises services at up to 50 percent of the total listed occupancy of the establishment while observing Governor Abbott’s minimum standard health protocols. View the minimum standard health protocols for bars or similar establishments here. On October 7, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order GA-32 to open bars and similar establishments in qualifying counties in Texas if the area does not have high hospitalizations and if the county judge signs an opt-in form to allow it. Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell signed and submitted his opt-in form to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commissioner on October 8, 2020, so that more Williamson County businesses can be open to serve the public.