Williamson County adds $2.5M to coronavirus relief fund, reinstates weekly meetings

Williamson County added $2.5 million to a coronavirus relief fund April 7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County added $2.5 million to a coronavirus relief fund April 7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Williamson County added $2.5 million to a coronavirus relief fund April 7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to add $2.5 million in coronavirus funding to the county’s general fund April 7.

The agenda item initially called for $5 million, which was to last two weeks to cover the court's cancellation of its April 14 meeting. But the court amended the item to $2.5 million and reinstated its April 14 meeting where an additional $2.5 million funding request can be placed on the agenda.


The court’s April 28 meeting was also reinstated.

The money will help cover expenses related to the county’s fight against coronavirus, the agenda said. The county is also working on submitting grants and looking for state and federal reimbursements, officials have said.

Commissioners Court meetings are being held virtually and can be watched live online at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Public comments are to be made in person at the courthouse located at 710 S. Main St., Georgetown.
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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