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

Updated Monday through Friday

  • 21 May 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) reports a total of 4,327 confirmed cases of COVID, 1,113 estimated active cases, 174 new cases reported, 107 currently hospitalized, 32 in ICU, 18 on mechanical ventilators and a total of 3,153 estimated recovered cases.

Regrettably, Williamson County was notified of five more COVID-19 deaths in the county of a male in his 50s, a male in his 70s, a female in her 70s, and two females in their 80s, bringing the death toll to 61.

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 or Wilco's COVID-19 webpage https://www.wilco.org/coronavirus.

Update on Family Emergency Room COVID-19 testing

by Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 15 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Family Emergency Room Offering COVID-19 Testing

Williamson County and Family Emergency Room announced an improved contract to provide better COVID-19 testing services. Testing is available for all. The charges for COVID-19 tests are currently covered by most insurance companies, and Family Emergency Room will bill the patient's insurance company at no cost to the patient. Tests for any Williamson County resident without insurance will be paid for by the county. Family Emergency Room will provide a seamless scheduling process. This improvement will ensure that residents no longer need to wait for a call back to schedule an appointment. Residents can count on drive-thru style testing at the facilities located at:

  • 3620 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park
  • 1860 S Lakeline Blvd, Cedar Park
  • 1925 A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock

Due to high demand, testing is being prioritized for symptomatic individuals; however, asymptomatic and antibody testing is also available for a fee and is being scheduled within a five to eight day period. To get tested for COVID-19 visit https://familyhospitalsystems.com/covid-19.   

COVID-19 Risk Chart

Chart is from the Texas Medical Association - Enlarge your screen to read it

  • 7 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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UPDATED AGAIN - Williamson County To Host Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

From Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 6 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The Williamson CounGraphics with words announcing Free COVID-19 Testingty Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Military Department, will be hosting free COVID-19 testing starting Monday, July 6!. The City of Liberty Hill is rescheduling their COVID-19 testing for a different date in the future. Testing locations will open  at 10 a.m. until testing supplies last at the following dates and locations:  

·       July 6 at Hutto Middle School, located at 1005 Exchange Blvd, Hutto 

·       July 7 & 8 at Jarrell Middle School, located at 101 E, Avenue F, Jarrell 

·       July 9 & 10 at Taylor Main Street Intermediate School, located at 3101 N Main Street, Suite #102, Taylor

All three sites are walk-up sites and will not require an appointment prior to being tested. People interested in getting tested will be asked to park and line up for their turn. It is important to note that due to demand there may be long wait times. Residents are urged to bring a water bottle and a form of shade to cover from the sun if necessary. People do not need to have symptoms in order to be tested. For more information please visit www.wilco.org.  

Commissioner Cook Shares Gov. Abbott's Press Release On Statewide Face Covering Executive Order

She also wants people to observe the Governor's Proclamation on gathering limits. Links to both can be accessed after selecting READ MORE.

  • 2 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others. 

"Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways we have to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces. Likewise, large gatherings are a clear contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Restricting the size of groups gatherings will strengthen Texas’ ability to corral this virus and keep Texans safe. We all have a responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe. If Texans commit to wearing face coverings in public spaces and follow the best health and safety practices, we can both slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep Texas open for business. I urge all Texans to wear a face covering in public, not just for their own health, but for the health of their families, friends, and for all our fellow Texans.”

Additionally, the Governor released a new video message to coincide with his Executive Order, encouraging Texans to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep their communities safe. The video can be downloaded at this link and can also be viewed on YouTube.

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