Williamson County and Cities Health District confirmed four cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County on Wednesday. The cases are said to be mild in nature, and the patients are recovering.
In response to the confirmed cases, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell issued a second emergency order, which took effect at 6 p.m. on March 18 and lasts through May 11. The order:
-Limits gatherings to 10 people or fewer. This includes churches, religious services, weddings, funerals, concerts, fundraisers, and other, similar gatherings, whether indoor or outdoor.
-Closes common dining areas at all food establishments. The County is encouraging these businesses to provide take-away and no-contact delivery services.
-Closes common indoor and outdoor bar spaces for businesses that sell wine, beer, and mixed-beverages and prohibits these businesses from allowing people to consume alcohol on the premises.
-Closes all County facilities to the public.
“These steps are being taken in order to protect the health and welfare of the residents in our community, which is our number one priority,” Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross said. “We’re partnering with Williamson County and other local and state agencies to make sure we’re all working together to have consistency across jurisdictions.”
The order does not apply to:
-Private businesses (i.e. grocery stores, retail stores, and professional offices);
-Schools and institutes of higher learning; and
-Hospitals, health clinics, pharmacies, medial offices, and other healthcare facilities.