Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has moved the county into Stage Red as Thanksgiving approaches. Gravell says that means gatherings should be avoided if possible, and all protective measures should be followed, including wearing a mask. He also says his orders can be superseded by the governor.
“The increasing transmission rate and movement into the WCCHD red phase is a great opportunity to remind people during this Thanksgiving season to wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and keep six feet of distance from others not in your household. While the number of cases has increased, other indicators, such as the hospitalization rate for our region, are below Governor Abbott’s threshold for adopting more stringent guidelines under Executive Order GA-32. Personal protective measures are the best way to keep ourselves and those we care about safe.”