From the Department of State Health Services:
Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding emergency rooms and other clinics.
Texas established large vaccination sites or hubs around the state. The goal of these hubs is to provide more people the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment. Family Hospital Systems is the local hub providing COVID-19 vaccinations in Williamson County and has a sign-up list. You may sign up no matter which vaccination group you are part of; however, the vaccine is only being administered to people in Phase 1A and 1B, as well as teachers and child care personnel, at this time (see below). Learn more
Family Hospital Systems will continue vaccinations of individuals in the priority groups by appointment only at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, 10211 Parmer Lane, and Curative will vaccinate by appointment at the Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex, enter off of Stadium Drive.
Vaccine assistance by phone
Williamson County has set up a call center to serve as a resource for residents interested in COVID-19 vaccine information. The call center number is 512-943-1600. The call center is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call center representatives can assist individuals with information such as how to sign up on the Family Hospital Systems vaccine waitlist by walking them through the process over the phone, confirm that someone is on the waitlist, give information about the County’s vaccine plan and share details on the County’s Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance (VRTA) sites. Please note, the call center representatives cannot issue COVID-19 vaccine appointment confirmations, check where someone is on the FHS waitlist, or give any medical advice.
Once you are contacted that it is your turn to receive the vaccine, Williamson County can offer technical assistance with completing your registration paperwork at a Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance site. No appointment is necessary. Below are NEW locations with dates and times effective March 8:
- Hill Country Bible Church, 3300 Little Elm Trail, Gym Building, Cedar Park, Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- First Baptist Taylor, 2500 Mallard Lane, Taylor, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The Oaks in Sun City, 301 Del Webb Blvd., Georgetown, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, 1420 E Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- First United Methodist Church Georgetown (McKinney Christian Ministry Center), 1205 Ash St., Georgetown, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Northpoint Church, 1320 Arrow Point Dr, Unit 201, Cedar Park, Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Who’s getting the vaccine now?
If you are a front-line healthcare worker or resident of a long-term care facility, you are eligible to receive the vaccine. This group is considered Phase 1A.
If you are in Phase 1B, you are also eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, depending on availability and the vaccine provider. Vaccine supply remains limited, but more vaccine will be delivered to providers each week. Phase 1B recipients include:
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
School and child care personnel now eligible to be vaccinated
With the federal directive, the following education and child care personnel are now eligible to be vaccinated in Texas:
- Those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools;
- Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers); and
- Those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.
If you are in Phase 1A or 1B, please visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to see if and where you might be able to get a vaccine today. Remember, your ability to get a vaccine today or this week will depend on vaccine availability at your provider’s office, clinic, or facility. Please call ahead to your provider.
CITY ORDINANCE REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS
Face coverings for individuals age 10 and older are required by City ordinance in public places in Round Rock when adequate social distancing is not possible. The ordinance also requires businesses to display a notice of the requirement. The City Council most recently readopted the ordinance at its Feb. 25 meeting, extending it through April 29.
TEXAS GOV. ABBOTT’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS RELATED TO COVID-19
Gov. Greg Abbott on March 2 issued an Executive Order (GA-34) increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.
Gov. Abbott has issued multiple Executive Orders related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below are resources available through the Governor’s office:
Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas — business resources, minimum health protocol checklists and more
News Archive — news releases from the Governor’s office
Legislative Reference Library of Texas — a comprehensive list of Executive Orders from the Governor’s office
City of Round Rock news releases, blog posts on COVID-19
- Thursday, Feb. 4 — Texas State University offers free COVID-19 testing in Round Rock
- Tuesday, Oct. 13 — Williamson County bars can open on Oct. 14
- Monday, July 27 — City cancels 2020 Chalk Walk and Arts Festival
- Monday, June 29 — City Council approves emergency ordinance requiring face coverings
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