County Judge Signs Second Mass Gathering Order Limiting Gatherings to 10 or Fewer
March 18, 2020 (Williamson County, TX )- The Williamson County and Cities Health District announced today that there are four confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Williamson County. In response, County Judge Bill Gravell issued a second mass gathering order effective 6 p.m. today, March 18, 2020, that will prohibit social community gatherings of 10 people or more through May 11, 2020. This applies to churches, weddings, religious services or activities, concerts, funerals, fundraisers and other similar gatherings, whether indoor or outdoor.
Food establishments are ordered to close common dining areas open to the public during the effective period of this second order and are encouraged to provide take-away or no-contact delivery food service. This is designed to limit exposure between individuals.
The holder of a wine and beer retailer’s permit or mixed beverage permit is ordered to close common indoor and outdoor bar spaces open to the public and is prohibited from allowing consumption on the bar premises during the effective period of this order.
“Williamson County is taking these more stringent measures to reduce the spread of this virus in the community so that our health care facilities will not be overwhelmed in the days to come,” said County Judge Bill Gravell. “We continue to ask that our residents practice social distancing and be at least six feet apart in distance from the person next to them. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time of dramatic changes. Be prepared, not scared.”
For updates on county related news on COVID-19, visit our website at www.wilgo.org/covid-19 . A phone line has been set up during business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help answer questions at 512-943-1600. The phone line will be active starting on Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m. For health care related questions, call the Williamson County and Cities Health District helpline at 512-943-3660.
View the order here: http://www.wilco.org/Portals/0/Departments/PublicInfo/3.18.20Second%20Order%20on%20Mass%20Gathering%20and%20Occupancy%20-%20Coronavirus%20%28COVID-19%29%20%28Adopted%20March%2018%2C%202020%29.pdf