• News for Healthcare & Wellness

    Wednesday, August 05, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) Warehouse in San Antonio where he provided an update on the state’s distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Texas school districts for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Governor noted that the state will continue to purchase and distribute PPE to schools at no cost to the school ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Healthcare & Wellness, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    July 28, 2020 (Williamson County, TX – Williamson County will no longer be issuing press releases giving ages and genders of residents who die due to COVID-19 as reported by the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD). The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is now using death certificates, instead of local health district reports, to count COVID-19 fatalities. This ...read more
    Categories: Healthcare & Wellness, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 27, 2020
    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal authority to extend certifications by six months for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients whose benefits are up for renewal in July and August. HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to also waive interview ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness, Community, Press Release
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    July 10, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) -- A sample of mosquitoes collected from a trap near the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park located in area of FM 1431 and CR 175 has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The testing is part of the Williamson County and Cities Health District’s (WCCHD) mosquito management program. The sample was collected on July 9, 2020, and the positive test was ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, July 09, 2020
    Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation Expanding Hospital Capacity In 11 Trauma Service Areas AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas. Previously, Governor Abbott suspended elective surgeries at hospitals in the counties of Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, ...read more
    Categories: Healthcare & Wellness, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 06, 2020
    Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings Releases Video Message Urging Texans To Protect Themselves And Their Loved Ones From COVID-19   AUSTIN - 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 ...read more
    Categories: Healthcare & Wellness, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, July 06, 2020
    July 2, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Military Department are coordinating free COVID-19 testing sites next week in the cities of Hutto, Jarrell, and Taylor. The City of Liberty Hill is rescheduling their COVID-19 testing for a different date in the future. In ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Healthcare & Wellness