• Williamson County Commissioners Terminate Local Disaster Declaration and Approve Reopening Plan

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    May 21, 2020

    May 20, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) -- Yesterday, the Williamson County Commissioners Court terminated the County’s local disaster declaration which went into effect March 14, 2020.  


    “It is time for Williamson County to stand again and to grow in a way that leads our nation,” said County Judge Bill Gravell. 


    The Commissioners Court also approved the plan for ramping up in-person access to Williamson County offices.  


    “Over the last two months and in the midst of the pandemic, Williamson County continued to provide services to the citizens of our county.  Many of those services became virtual, but I am pleased that we will be opening up to more in-person access again,” said Commissioner Cynthia Long, who worked on the plan. 


    The plan complies with all COVID-19 orders issued by the Governor of the State of Texas, as well as social distancing and other sound preventative practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The plan may be subject to change daily, depending on the COVID-19 response and how that continues to evolve over time.  


    County buildings will reopen by following procedures to ensure the safety of the public and county employees. County buildings will have signage stating that face-coverings are recommended, but not required, to be worn inside county buildings; however, cloth face-coverings will be mandatory when entering a courtroom based upon directives from the Office of Court Administration.


    Temperature checks may be required by elected officials for members of the public entering the Williamson County Justice Center, facilities where essential employees are working, and visiting the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.  


    Please visit the County’s website for more specific information www.wilco.org.