The section of the trail going through Blue Hole Park will also be closed, and barricades will be installed at Scenic Drive and at Rock Street to close off the trail, the release said. Access to the trail via the low-water crossing below the dam also will be closed off, and restrooms will be closed as well, it said.
“Due to the large crowds that continue to gather in our small Blue Hole Park and the spiking number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Williamson County, we are closing the park out of an abundance of caution and to better ensure the safety of our residents,” Mayor Dale Ross said in the release. “We encourage every Georgetown resident to please, take this threat to our health and safety seriously. Please stay home if you can."
Ross also encouraged residents to maintain 6 feet of distance, wear a mask and wash hands regularly.
“Our community is in this together, and your neighbors are counting on you,” he said in the release.
Williamson County, as well as surrounding counties and the state of Texas, continues to see a surge in coronavirus cases reaching more than 1,600 confirmed cases June 24 after adding 116 from the day prior. It was the largest daily jump in cases the county has seen since the start of the pandemic.
County health officials warn that as cases increase, so will hospitalizations.