Williamson County: COVID-19 "How Can I Help?" http://www.wilco.org/howcanIhelp
For non-emergency questions, please call the Williamson County COVID 19 call center: 512-943-1600. It is currently operating from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Email questions to COVIDemail@example.com.
For non-emergency health related questions, please call the Williamson County & Cities Health District: 512-943-3660.
If there is an emergency, call 911 from anywhere in the county to have an officer respond. In cases where there is not an emergency, please call the main number for the Sheriff's Office at (512) 943-1300.
Williamson County is encouraging all county residents to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to wear face coverings when they are out in public. The CDC emphasized that social distancing remains the best practice to help reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, they are advising people to take the extra safety measure by using cloth face coverings in places where social distancing may be difficult to enforce to help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will be closing all county parks and trails at sunset on Thursday, April 9, until sunrise Monday, April 13. The decision to close these facilities and outdoor locations is an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent residents from being exposed to the virus during the busy holiday weekend.
Call your healthcare provider if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath and have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19. It is important that you call first so they can evaluate your risk and determine if they need to see you in person so that other patients are not potentially put at risk.
There are also a number of urgent cares, emergency rooms, etc. that are testing. It is important that you call first so they can evaluate your risk and determine if they need to see you in person so that other patients are not potentially put at risk.
Housing Concerns: The Texas Supreme Court has halted all evictions until late April. Until then, a tenant in Texas CANNOT be evicted..
CARES Act Eviction Protection
The CARES Act, signed into law Mar. 27, 2020, provides 120 days of eviction relief for tenants in federally-backed housing. Specifically, you may not be served with an eviction notice until July 25, 2020 and the notice must give you 30 days to leave the property (Aug. 24, 2020).
During the 120 day eviction moratorium, your landlord may not charge you late fees, penalties, or other charges for paying your rent late. It's important to note that the eviction moratorium does not relieve you of your obligation to pay your rent. It merely forbids your landlord from evicting you during that period for late payment.1
Rental Housing Covered by the Eviction Moratorium
The temporary moratorium on eviction filings pertains to any rental housing that is:
Covered under section 41411 of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (34 U.S.C. 12491(a); or
Covered by the rural housing voucher program under section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490r); or
Has a Federally backed mortgage or multifamily mortgage loan
CARES Act Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
In terms of help with paying your rent, the CARES Act provides the Department of Housing and Urban Development with an additional $17.4 billion in funding including monies for rent assistance, housing vouchers, public housing, and housing for the elderly. For help contact HUD Rental Assistance.
TEA Meal Finder at https://schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com/
Agape Food Pantry
Address: 121 W. 2nd St.
Taylor, Texas 76574
The Caring Place
Location - 2000 Railroad St.
Georgetown, TX 78627
Gateway Community Church
Address of church - 7104 McNeil Rd.
Austin, Texas 78729
Hill Country Community Ministries
Location is 1005 Lacy Dr.
Leander, TX 78641
Hill Country Nazarene Church/Reveal Ministries
1750 Bagdad Rd.
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
The Round Rock Area Serving Center
1099 E. Main St.
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Shepherd's Heart/Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry
Address: 410 W. 7th St.
Taylor, TX 76574
St. Helen's Catholic Church-Society Of St. Vincent De Paul
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Wheels Of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry
Location - Corner Of Rio Grande And Sturgis
Taylor, Texas 76574
Feed The Community at Gateway
7104 McNeil Road
Austin, TX 78729
The TexasWorkforce has compiled all resources available to employers and job seekers on COVID-19 related resource pages.
Job Search Sites:
Current Texas Companies that are hiring:
AHI Facility Services, Inc.
BrightSpring Health Services
Keurig Dr Pepper
Unemployment compensation is provided by Texas at https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits
The Federal Government through the CARES Act will provide an additional $600/week in unemployment subsidies. Unemployment insurance has been lengthened from 26 weeks to 39 weeks.
Comcast has opened free Xfinity wifi hotspots nationwide during this national emergency for the next 60 days. Anyone, not just Comcast customers, will be able to access the Internet via these hotspots.
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.
Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser. See HotSpot Locations
For the next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate service for any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small bus customer due to the inability to pay.
They will also do the following:
Waive late payment fees.
Keep their public Wi-Fi hotspots open for anyone who needs them.
The service will also be offering unlimited internet data and offer internet access for limited-income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.
For more details, click HERE.
The company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.
Waiving late fees for those impacted by COVID-19
Tripling data allowance for Verizon Innovative Learning schools
For more information, click HERE.
Sprint has joined the Keep Americans Connected Pledge and is opening up its network to their customers and:
Won’t terminate service if customers are unable to pay due to coronavirus issues
Waive late fees caused by economic disturbances related to the coronavirus pandemic
By 3/17: Customers with international long-distance plans will get complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3.
By 3/19: Customers with metered data plans will have unlimited data per month for 60 days at no extra cost
Customers will get an extra 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days.
Coming soon: Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets without a hotspot will get 20GB per month for 60 days at no extra cost.
For more information, click HERE.
The wireless provider already has a majority of customers with unlimited talk, text, and data, but they’re doubling down on their effort to keep their customers connected.
All current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have data plans will have unlimited smartphone data, excluding roaming.
T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will get an additional 20GB of mobile hotspots/tethering service for the next 60 days. The company says this feature will be coming soon.
Work with Lifeline partners to get customers extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months
Increase data allowance for free to schools and students for the next 60 days, which means at least 20GB of data per month for each participant
Governor Abbott announced the cancellation of all STAAR assessments.
The College Board has cancelled the March 28 and May 2 SAT tests, and the ACT has rescheduled the April 4 ACT to June 13.
All schools in Texas will be closed until May 4th
7AM – 9AM or 4PM – 6PM
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Burnet Consolidated ISD
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Grab & Go Meals will continue Monday - Friday each week of the school closure, and families will continue to receive instructional continuity instructions from their child’s campus.
10AM – 11:AM (Monday – Friday)
Briggs Community Center: 215 Loop 308, Briggs, Texas
Lake Victor Community Center: 200 Lake Avenue, Burnet (Lake Victor), Texas
Lakeshore Library: 7346 Ranch Road 261, Buchanan Dam, Texas
Hoover Valley Fire Department: 303 County Road 118b, Burnet, Texas
Cassie Community Center: 3920 FM 690, Burnet, Texas
YMCA of the Highland Lakes: 1601 South Water Street, Burnet, Texas
Bertram Elementary: 315 Main Street, Bertram, Texas
RJ Richey Elementary: 500 E. Graves, Burnet, Texas
School Work Pick-Up and Drop-Off Schedule
Monday 9AM -11PM
Friday 9AM – 12PM
Friday 1PM – 3PM
Sunday 11AM – 1PM
Sunday 1PM – 3PM
Bus Meal Delivery Sites:
Meals will be delivered Monday-Friday to the sites and approximate times are Listed below. Elgin ISD school buses will remain at each site from 9:00 am until I 0:00 am,
11801 Edward St, Elgin, TX 78621
17803 Prarie Verena Ln, Elgin, TX 78621
13548 Western Sky Blvd, Elgin, TX 78621
13700 County Line Rd, Elgin, TX 78621
1351 N Avenue C, Elgin, TX 78621
282 New Trail, Elgin, TX 78621
510 Martin Luther King Blvd, Elgin, TX 78621
104 Old Sayers Rd, E Elgin, TX 78621lgin, TX 78621
485 Hwy 290 E, Elgin, TX 78621
149 Lacy Drive, Elgin, TX 78621
139 Old Lexington Rd, Elgin, TX 78621
2425 Farm to Market Rd 1704, Elgin, TX 78621
1494 S Webberwood Way, Elgin, TX 78621
KG: Ms. Price -
1st Grade: Mrs. Middaugh -
2nd Grade: Mrs. Snell -
3rd Grade: Mrs. White -
4th Grade: Mrs. Sane -
5th Grade: Mrs. Smith -
MS ELA: Mrs. Hill -
MS Math/Algebra: Ms. Plant -
3rd Grade & MS Social Studies: Mrs. Vernier -
3rd, 5th & MS Science: Mrs. Burris -
KG - 8th PE: Coach Rinderknecht -
For technology help email Mr. Brinkman -
Admin: Mrs. Larson -
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BREAKFAST & LUNCH AT NO CHARGE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 19 YEARS OF AGE DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE TO BE ENROLLED IN FISD. BUT CHILD MUST BE PRESENT
BUS ROUTE: FISD WILL BE DELIVERING MEALS ALONG ESTABLISHED BUS ROUTES
Pick Up Locations:
FLORENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL
718 S PATTERSON AVE. FLORENCE. TX 76527 TUESDAY & THURSDAY
11:30 A.M. -12:30 P .M.
* FAMILIES SHOULD NOT EXIT THE VEHICLE WHEN PICKING UP MEALS
Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.:
This meal program is designed for students under the age of 18.
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Granger ISD will be offering free lunch meals and snacks to all children 18 and under who are in need of a meal. This will be a drive through and pick up meal in the front of the school starting at 10:30 am and ending at 12:00 noon each week day. To maintain social distancing, please do not exit your vehicle.
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Free lunch and breakfast to all children, regardless of status, will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at both Cottonwood Creek Elementary and Nadine Johnson Elementary.
Curbside Distribution only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. NO CURBSIDE PICK UP ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. Monday, Wednesday and Friday you receive extra meals to cover the days we are not in service.
ALL MEAL ITEMS GIVEN WILL BE COLD AND NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED. SOME HOT ENTRÉE ITEMS BELOW REQUIRE HEATING. (Take Home and Heating Instructions Below)
While we are very thankful for those who have reached out with offers to assist, we cannot allow volunteers to serve the meals. We must maintain tight controls to ensure we are abiding by USDA/TDA rules.
IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION: As a result of a waiver approved by the USDA, children are no longer required to be present to receive a meal. However, as stated by the Texas Department of Agriculture, parents or guardians must provide proof for each child that qualifies for the meal service during each visit as Districts are required to verify the number.
TDA has established guidelines for the implementation of this waiver as follows:
Regardless of Program, when a parent or guardian arrives to pick up a meal without a child, they will need to present one of the following items:
• Official Letter/email from school listing children enrolled
• Individual student report cards
• Attendance record from parent portal of the school website
• Birth certificate for children not in school
• Student ID cards
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Due to federal rules, we will not be able to serve meals during the upcoming student holidays, April 10 and 13. Free meal service will resume on Tuesday, April 14. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Lunch & Breakfast Pick-up, 12-1:30 p.m.
Jarrell Elementary School Distribution Times
Lunch & Breakfast Pick-up, 12-12:25 p.m.
NEW: Sonterra Pool
Breakfast and Lunch Pick-up, 12:35-1p.m.
NEW: Lignite Dr and Cornhill Dr
Breakfast & Lunch Pick-up, 1:10-1:25 p.m.
Jarrell Middle School
Lunch & Breakfast Pick-up, 12-12:20 p.m.
CR 142 and Green Acres
Lunch & Breakfast Pick-up, 12:35-1:00 p.m.
Live Oak and CR 234
Lunch & Breakfast Pick-up, 1:10-1:30 p.m.
Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., we are providing all students breakfast and hot lunch service at four locations:
Bagdad Elementary School,
Reed Elementary School,
River Place Elementary School, and
Running Brush Middle School.
All students can receive food. We serve a hot lunch and breakfast for the following day during the one meal distribution time as a convenience for our students and families.
Homework Pick-up & Drop-Off Schedule
LES, LMS, LHS
Monday 2:00 - 4:00pm
Wednesday 4:00 - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00am
LISD Parents - Starting The Week of April 6th we will be suspending All Meal Deliveries for Two Weeks.
Attention LISD Parents: In an effort to assist in this time of closure, LISD will be offering breakfast and lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the following locations for ALL LISD Students:
Lexington Elementary Cafeteria
Doak Springs Church/Community Center
Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department
Blue Volunteer Fire Department
Beaukiss Masonic Lodge
Trinity Lutheran Church Fedor
These meals are provided by the National School Lunch Program and our LISD District Funds. If you have questions please contact the school at 979-773-3018 (Phone or Text) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty Hill ISD
March 23-27 and March 30-May 4.
Beginning Monday, March 23, free healthy meals will be available to all children ages 0-18 years who attend LHISD schools. Packaged meals for breakfast and lunch will be distributed 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Meals will be served in a drive-through fashion at Bill Burden Elementary . Parents will not need to exit their personal vehicles, please only healthy children in the vehicle. Any LHISD child 0-18 is eligible for a meal.
Example Breakfast: Packaged Cereal, Fruit, and Milk
Example Lunch: Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, 2 Vegetables (carrots, celery, etc.), Fruit, and Milk
Meal delivery will no longer be available due to low participation and the families preferring the "grab and go" option.
Round Rock ISD
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We will be serving curbside lunch and breakfast for the following day from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday at campus-based meal distribution locations. Service for the Montelena Apartments location will be from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and service for the Double Creek Townhomes location will be from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Meal distribution will take place by the main office of each location.
Update: Meal service will not be available on April 10 as it a District Holiday. In anticipation, students will be provided with weekend meals and Monday’s breakfast during meal distribution on April 9.
To reduce the number of trips families are making to pick up meals, the following changes will be made starting Monday April 6th at the Main Street Event Center "drive through" location and at our mobile stops.
The Main Street “drive through” will be open Monday-Thursday from 11:00am-12:30pm. Times for mobile stops are listed below.
We will provide lunch and dinner as well as breakfast for the following day.
Friday's meals and Monday’s breakfast will be provided on Thursday.
We are not able to offer meals on school holidays, so we will not be able to provide meals for Friday, April 10th.
We can no longer provide weekend meals.
All mobile stops will remain at the same designated times except the corner of North Dr. and Marshall which will now be from 11:10am-11:30am. (See the complete list of mobile stops below.)
The Texas Department of Agriculture has provided a waiver for Taylor ISD allowing parents to pick up meals without their child being present. However, the parent or guardian must provide proof for each child that qualifies for a meal (any child 18 and under). Acceptable methods of proof are a school attendance record, a letter from the school confirming the child's enrollment, a report card, a student id, or a birth certificate. If you have any questions or any hardships obtaining a meal, please email Jamie Hackett at email@example.com.
Mobile Stops (Monday through Thursday):
10:40am-11am Corner of Bill Pickett and Yellowstone
11am-11:20am Corner of Thomas and Debus
11am-11:20am Our Lady Guadalupe
11:10-11:30am Corner of North Dr. and Marshall
11:30-11:50am Corner of Vernon and 4th Street
11:40-Noon Midblock Mariposa
11:40-Noon Midblock Mallard (Near Bull Run Apartments)
12-12:20pm Corner of W. 4th Street and Sloan
12:10-12:30pm Midblock Mockingbird
12:15-12:35pm Corner of 7th and Porter
12:30-12:50pm Corner of West 7th and Davis
12:45-1:05pm Corner of Burkett and Davidson
12:45-1:05pm Corner of Dolan and Carolina
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While our district will be closed on March 16th-20th, we will continue to offer our students nutritious meals each day. Starting Tuesday, we will open a "drive through" meal pick up line behind the Thorndale ISD Cafeteria. 104 E. Moerbe St. Thorndale, TX 76577. Meals will be provided free of charge for all students during designated service times. Staff and volunteers will be available to hand you the meals, so please do not exit your vehicle. Due to federal guidelines, the student MUST be in the vehicle to receive a meal. Lunch will be available this week Tuesday through Friday from 11:30am - 12:30pm.
We understand that the current COVID-19 restrictions have caused a loss of income for many households in Thorndale ISD. Please know that even though school is not in session at this time, the School Nutrition department is accepting applications for free or reduced price meals. Our goal is to process applications as they are received so that eligible students will receive benefits when they return for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. You can get an application online at to print out and email it to me. Contact Jeni Anders at 512-898-2030 for more information.
A combination of physical instructional packets and online resources including: Google Classroom assignments, Reading Plus and more will be used in varying degrees depending on each grade level. Please be sure to continue to check your email regularly for information from teachers. If you have any questions feel free to email Mrs. Kim Luton, Principal, directly or contact your child's teacher. We are happy to help in any way possible. Together we will weather this storm.
Regular breakfast and meal pickup resumes on Tuesday, April 14.
Meal pick up location for Thursday, April 9, has been changed to the BACK of THRALL HIGH SCHOOL. Same time: 11 am-12:30 pm.
More information regarding meal distribution changes beginning April 7 is provided in this news article.
Please contact Ms. Mary Salazar with any questions.