WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - The stay at home order for Williamson County has been extended until April 30th. The decision was made following President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s move to extend their executive orders.
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell also cited a UT Austin study as one of the reasons for extending the order.
According to the UT Austin study on social distancing, about 100,000 people in Williamson County will get COVID-19. Approximately 5,000 of those people would need to be hospitalized.
It also estimates several hundred deaths in the county.
“The UT model shows that approximately 100,000 people in Williamson County could end up contracting COVID-19. Of those, they predict 5,000 will be hospitalized with nearly 800 in intensive care and hundreds dying. The only way to prevent this is to be vigilant in our efforts at social distancing and staying home,” said Judge Gravell.
The order limits the public to only leave home for essential activity, essential business, essential government functions and critical care functions. For more information on the extension and what is allowed under this order, click here.
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