Williamson County: Judge declares state of disaster

On March 14, Williamson County declared a state of emergency. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
On March 14, Williamson County declared a state of emergency. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

On March 14, Williamson County declared a state of emergency. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Judge Bill Gravell followed national and state leads to declare a state of disaster in Williamson County on Saturday morning.

A release from the county said the decision was made based on information from the Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, Williamson County and Cities Health District, Texas Department of State Health Services and other agencies.


Williamson County has no confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the declaration allows the county to allocate resources to help prevent spread of the disease. Neighboring Travis County has three cases.

“We are prepared to protect our residents and ask that you remain calm and continue to practice the preventative measures outlined by the CDC,” Gravell said in the release.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.