What You Need to Know: COVID-19 Update for Georgetown TX
We live in an unprecedented time with COVID-19 as federal, state, and local officials work to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Georgetown, TX, area, as well as the nation as a whole.
It’s important to be up-to-date on the latest facts, and we’re providing several helpful resources to our agents, friends, and the public here.
For daily updates on COVID-19 as it relates to Georgetown, TX, click here.
Georgetown Mayor, Dale Ross, gives an update on the actions our local government is taking with respect to COVID-19 here:
There is a stay-at-home order for all residents of Williamson County except to complete essential tasks or provide essential services. Click here to review the order.
Essentials tasks in Georgetown, TX are defined as:
- Performing tasks essential to your health, like obtaining medical supplies, visiting a healthcare professional, or obtaining supplies to work from home
- Obtaining supplies for you or family, such as food, pet supplies, household consumer products, or products to maintain safety and sanitation of residence
- Engaging in outdoor activity, while maintaining a physical distance from others of at least 6 feet
- Performing work at an essential business (below)
- To care for a family member or pet in another household
- Conducting “Minimum Basic Operations” for a non-essential business
- Caring for a family member or pet in another household
- Exchanging children between parents, guardians, or managing conservators pursuant to a child custody order or agreement between the parties.
Essential services in Georgetown, TX are defined as:
- Essential Healthcare Operations – hospitals, pharmacies, other healthcare for people, veterinary care
- Essential Government Functions – All services provided by local governments, maintain physical distancing
- Essential Critical Infrastructure – Work necessary to the operations and maintenance of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors per CISA (see the Williamson County order), which includes all residential and commercial construction, utilities, transportation, solid waste collection, telecommunication, financial institutions, essential manufacturing, etc.
- Essential Retail – Food service providers, grocery stores, farmers markets, restaurants, gas stations, big box and warehouse stores, liquor stores, laundry services, auto supply and auto/bike repair, hardware stores, and businesses that supply products for people to work from home
- Providers of Basic Necessities to Economically Disadvantaged Populations
- Essential Services Necessary to Maintain Essential Operations of Residences or other Essential Businesses – Trash, mail, building cleaning, supply chain services, storage for essential businesses, funeral homes. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other services to keep your residence or business sanitary. Professional services, like accounting or legal.
- News Media – newspaper, TV, radio, and other media
- Childcare Services – childcare facilities that enable employees exempted in the order to work as permitted
- Manufacturers that retool to produce ventilators can apply for an “essential business” exemption
Click here to see the current case map from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) is providing daily updates on the number of COVID-19 cases at the county level. For the number of current cases by county (nationwide), click here.
View Disaster Declarations:
Non-emergency questions: please call the Williamson County COVID-19 information center at (512) 943-1600. Calls are answered daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.