Williamson County calls veterans to ensure they are OK during coronavirus pandemic

Teams work at the Williamson County emergency services facility during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Teams work at the Williamson County emergency services facility during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Williamson County)

Teams work at the Williamson County emergency services facility during the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Williamson County)

Williamson County is making a point to call every veteran in the county and check on them during the coronavirus pandemic, County Judge Bill Gravell said.

The county’s coronavirus call center was established March 19 to answer any questions to the public. But while the center is receiving about 100 calls a day, staffers have also been calling Williamson County veterans to ensure they have what they need during the pandemic and that they are OK.

Williamson County has about 6,000 veterans, Gravell said. The center began calling veterans April 2 and is making about a call a minute, he added.

“We have the largest veteran population in Central Texas,” he said. “We're going to reach out to every veteran [in Williamson County] that's ever served our nation if they’ll take our call.”

Gravell is also asking county residents who have a flag to place it outside their homes during the day.


“I think the sacrifices that we're facing today are nothing compared to what the greatest generation went through, so we're checking out the greatest generation,” he said.

The Williamson County call center is answering calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 512-943-1600.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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