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Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Instructions from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on wearing, removing, making, and cleaning face coverings

  • 13 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2430

Commissioner Cook is wearing a floral print pleated face mask she made.For more information and instructions on face coverings, visit http://tinyurl.com/srfu9f2

Materials for Sewn Face Covering

Two 10"x6" rectangles of cotton fabric
Two 6” pieces of elastic (or rubber bands, string, cloth strips, or hair ties)
Needle and thread (or bobby pin)
Sewing machine

UPDATED INFORMATION: Williamson County Seeks Volunteers For Mask Brigade

Look below at a photo of Commissioner Cook wearing one of the masks she made

  • 9 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2365

WCommissioner Cook is wearing a face mask with floral print that she handmade.ilco Needs Your Help

We need cloth masks for 1st responders, medical professionals and others for their protection and to be worn over the N95 masks to extend the lives of the N95 masks. Patterns are available on-line for free for both the pleated mask and the one preferred by medical professions via http://CovidRangers.com.

Texas Department of Transportation Closes Lobbies at Its Twelve Travel Information Centers

  • 8 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2337

For those who do need to travel, be advised that TxDOT has closed the lobbies of its 12 Travel Information Centers until further notice. Outside restrooms will remain available at all times. The on highways throughout the state remain open. Anyone can call 1-800-452-9292 or visit drivetexas.org to obtain road condition information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.safety rest areas .

TxDOT's mission is to continue building and maintaining our roadway infrastructure while doing our part to prevent the spread of Covid-19. #StayHomeTexas if you can and stay safe.

COVID-19 Information for Precinct 1 Constituents Who Live in Austin

  • 2 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2360

Information can be found at <http://austintexas.gov/covid19>

Please call 3-1-1 (512-974-2000) with questions or complete this form at http://tinyurl.com/te9c2uu

Coronavirus disease 2019 (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.

The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.


  • 1 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2424

Call Center Available for Questions

Got a question about what is allowed under the Stay Home Stay Safe Order? Wonder if a County office is open? Not sure where to turn? Williamson County offers a call center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer your questions. The call center has English and Spanish speaking representatives answering more than 100 calls a day. To contact the call center, dial 512-943-1600. If you prefer emailing your question, please send it to COVID-19@wilco.org. Our goal is to keep you informed and ease your concerns, so give us a call! 

Community Resources

Did you know Williamson County offers a Community Resources searchable website? Just enter your zip code to find services related to food, transportation, education, job training and more. Go to http://williamson-county.org/CommunityResources


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